Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying ﬁght to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
WINNING WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.
I simply devoured this book! I read it in one day, something that I haven’t done since reading Twilight. I’ve had, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, on my to read list for a few months now, and have been waiting impatiently for it at the library. I finally caved and bought the first two, figuring I could wait to read the third. Yeah. That won’t happen.
The story is well written, and completely drags you in from the first chapter. I’d totally recommend this to anyone, and am going to make Twi-Whore read it, if I have to gag and tie her up all Fiftyesque, and stick toothpicks in her eyelids.,