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 is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
After putting off reading this book for so long I finally gave in. I have the Catching Fire and to read that I have to go thru with this first. The thing is post-apocalyptic / dystopian is not really my thing, but when I started reading, I was hooked. It has a very catchy and interesting twist. Sad that Katniss' world was divided into 13 Districts that has a specific livelihood. So you can imagine that some of them is scarce on food. District 12 -Kat's being the poorest, since their industry is Coal Mining... Imagining their world makes me all sad and the horrors that is the Hunger Games made it the more Barbaric and somewhat savage. Reminds me of that movie that I hate. - Doom. You'll find yourself rooting for Katniss & Peeta and will find yourself sharing the growing resentment over the Capitol and get intrigued with the people they call Avox. Adventurous, unique and I highly recommend it. Worth every penny.
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