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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
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Most Creative Thing I've Read Yet!
This is a great book. I love gore and suspension. I'd advise anyone to read The Hunger Games. It's thrilling, imaginative, and romantic. Something for everyone to enjoy; not a vampire cliché.
But one thing that I don't like about the autobook is that Katniss is suppose to be around sixteen, and in the autobook they make her sound like a granny from the fifties.
I LUV this book
this book is awsome!! i was trying to find something to read BESIDES TWILIGHT, and found this on Stephenie Meyer's website. I got and was done with it in 2 days. it is amazing and very suspenceful. It is also going to become a trilogy so that is pretty cool:)
BETTER THAN TWILIGHT!!
This book was the one book that I couldn't put down for even a second! It was that good. I recomend reading the book first, then try listening to the audio book