Release Date: October 1, 2008
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Age Group: Young Adult
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
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.
I cannot believe I have waited this long to read this book! I am absolutely obsessed. I can't wait to start the next one. Actually right after this I am starting Catching Fire. Every chapter in this book ended with a sentence that makes you keep reading. And if I wasn't reading the book, I kept thinking about Katniss and when I could sneak in a couple more chapters during class. I can definitely see what all the hype is about.
The romance in this book definitley won me over (not surprising, I'm a sucker for romance). My heart goes out to Peeta and I'm hoping things get better for him and Katniss in the next book.
This trilogy is totally addictive and I'm going to wrap this up so I can go get my hands on the next book.
If you still haven't read this trilogy, I recommend you get to it as soon as possible