January 17, 2012
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.
So by now I'm sure that everyone has either read or at least heard of The Hunger Games. I actually read the book in May 2010 and just finished listening to the audio book this month for my book club but never reviewed it. I absolutely adored The Hunger Games. The way that Katniss progresses from thinking she would never survive the games to dominating them is told so well and at such a fast pace that even though I read the book once before I was on the edge of my seat again. This is a must read if you love sci-fi/dystopian novels. I cannot wait to see the movie which will be out March 23, 2012!!