olliebob added a book review.
The Hunger Games is an interestingly written book about a dystopian nation called Panem, built where North America used to lie. I finished this book in two days, because I had so much trouble putting it down! I couldn't help but stay up past midnight devouring this book. In Panem, there are 12 districts surrounding The Capitol. There used to be 13, until an uprising. Well, The Capitol couldn't have that, could they? So they defeated District 13 and all that was left was the smoldering remains. To remind the districts just how powerful they are, they created the Hunger Games. Two kids between the ages of 12 and 18, a boy and a girl, from each district, is chosen to compete in the Games. This year, it's Primrose Everdeen. Katniss jumps to save her sweet little sister and puts herself in Prim's place. She is deposited into the Games along with a boy named Peeta. For reasons a bit difficult to explain, They're only chance to survive is to pretend to be in love. They know they can both live because the rules have been changed this year. There can be two winners, if they are from the same district. Finally, they are the only two left, when the rules are suddenly changed again. There must only be one survivor. In a last ditch effort, Katniss and Peeta attemp suicide together, leaving no victor. They are both allowed to live because of this. Because the defied the government, they are now targets. Katniss still pretends to be in love with Peeta. The only problem is, Peeta doesn't have to pretend. Katniss isn't even sure she's pretending either. This first installment in The Hunger Games series is thrilling, action-packed, and interesting. I would reccommend it to ages 14 and up, but that may be because my family is very careful about making sure things are age-appropriate. I might even go 13+, but you get the idea. It's not for little kids! Suzanne Collins, bravo! It's a great book I would definitely recommend!