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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hunger Games

Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Hardcover, 374 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Scholastic Inc.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl 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 Primrose, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


Why haven't I read this book sooner? Maybe because I've needed sleep- I stayed up until 4:30 in the morning because I HAD to know what happens! I've been missing out! The characters in this book are so real- their personalities and traits are believable and are perfect for the story. Although most people face challenges that are far less dramatic, the struggle to survive is something most of us can relate to on some level. It's fast-paced and completely engrossing. I'll definitely be reading the rest of this series- as soon as I can get it!

5/5 stars

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