The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Summary: In the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, the Capitol retains its control over citizens of its 12 districts through a competition dubbed “The Hunger Games.” Participants between the ages of 12 and 18 are drawn randomly, one boy and girl from each district. Those picked are forced into an arena where they literally fight to the death. Only one is allowed to leave. When Katniss Everdeen’s younger sister is drawn, she volunteers in her place. In the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss is forced between trying to survive and trying to not lose her humanity.
Why I picked it up: The movie was scheduled to come out and I was recommended to read it by friends.
Why I kept reading it: It was a breath of fresh air, and it’s hard to not cheer Katniss on as you turn the pages.
Who would I give it to next: This is the type of novel that could be enjoyed by anyone of any age.

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