``In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlaying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one girl and one boy between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual 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. But Katniss has also resolved to outwit the creators of the games. To do that she will have to be the last person standing at the end of the deadly ordeal, and that will take every ounce of strength and cunning she has.``-Scholastic
You may be really surprised by this. But I thoroughly enjoyed the Hunger Games. The plot speed was furiously fast, the suspense almost never ceased, and the overall flow of the book picked me up, and whisked me away. I must say though, I was very impressed by the author’s originality and the depths she took it too. It was the little things, like how the price for sponsoring your tribute goes up as the Hunger Games go on, and the way you can enter your name four times to earn bread and food. It was those minor details that really made this book a bit more interesting for the average reader. `
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