The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is fantastic! It may be the best book that I have read in all of 2010. I read it cover to cover in one day and I can not stop thinking about it.
Set in the ruins of what used to be North America, there is a Capitol surrounded by 12 districts. There used to be 13 districts, but one was completely wiped out after they staged an uprising against the Capitol. Anyways, in order to keep the remaining districts in line, the Capitol requires every district to provide one girl and one boy to compete in the annual Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a quest for survival where contestants must fight each other to the death on live television.
Katnis, a 16-year old girl, becomes a contender when she volunteers to take her 12-year old sister's place. A survivor already, she must come to terms with how she will play the game, weighing her fight for her own life against morality, love, and the human spirit.
The minute I finished this book, I set out to go get the two other books in the series - Catching FireMockingjay and . I think this book is amazing. If you have also read it, leave me a comment and tell me what you though about it. If you have not read, go get it now!