The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins 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, 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.
RATING: 2 1/2 STARS
COVER: The cover wasn't what drew me in, nomatter how cool that pin is. It was all the reviews, good reviews I might add.
REVIEW: This book is for people who love action, bloody action. With a little pinch of romance. I loved the action and romance, but it didn't meet my expectations. Its also a little to rough for my liking, but I'd recomend it for people with a love for blood. The plot was okay, but it had a few holes in it. And i didn't like how they didn't put a time in the book. Like, was it in the future, past, or present? Also, the book didn't hook me in. I only kept reading it because of the good reviews and a close friend of mine recomended it, highly. The romance was sad, it almost made me tear up more than the deaths did. There are two more books in the series, you will want to read the sequels 'cause there is a cliff hanger ending. But you won't feel the urge to go buy it, just put it on your hold lists at the library.