This book is set some where in the future, where war and other natural disasters have taken their toll, leaving behind ashes, destruction and the birth to a new country called Panem, where the people have finally sworn to live in peace with out war; they swore as a nation, to live in peace and harmony. It was a country with 13 Districts surrounding a shining Capitol. Then came the Dark Days, when all the districts rebelled against the Capitol, leading to the loss of more lives of the people of the Districts and war. Finally, the Capitol won, and the Districts were mutilated, and District 13 was completely destroyed. But the Capitol didn't stop there, they also started the cruel practice of the Hunger Games, where all the twelve districts were forced to send one boy and one girl from the ages 12 to 18 to participate in the Hunger Games, (a reminder that how the districts are in the mercy of the Capitol) where the children are sent to a public arena to fight to the death on live TV! Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. Soon, without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But will she win in a place with more larger and well-trained children than her?
This book has equal proportions of romance, mystery, suspense, philosophy and adventure, in this brilliantly written novel. If you like science fiction, you sure will like the Hunger Games!