Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun...
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, the shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh 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 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Took me awhile to get it read. Once I stole it back from my step-son. Can I just say how awesome this book is!!! Very original story line and I was constantly on the edge. I loved it and I really need to dive into book two...I have refused to see the movie until I read the book...Just how I am. Loved the main characters and the plot. Rue....I literally cried! Its awful how they make a blood-bath of kids into entertainment. Anger doesnt describe how I feel towards these people. Fantastic writing, easy to read, amazing twists and turns. FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!