Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Hunger Games #1

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, 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 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.

1 comment:

  1. This was such a great read, I couldn't let go of the book. When I first heard about this series, I was reluctant to begin it. i think it was because of the post-apocalyptic thing, or maybe because it was something I have never read before. the thing is, I waited for a while before I tried reading the book. And boy, was I surprised when I realized how great it was and what I had missed! The storyline was gripping and so interesting! And the Hunger Games were terrible!