Oh. My. Gosh. I am obsessed. Best. Book. EVER!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I wouldn't like it, because I'm not the kind of person that likes apocalyptic books, but for this book I just couldn't stop reading. Every chapter got more and more exciting, and I finished it in one day! Katniss is so awesome, but I liked Rue the best. I wish she and Katniss could have won instead SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY, STOP READING IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE REALLY MAD AT YOURSELF!!!!!!!!! of Peeta and Katniss, though. Ok, so here is the summary. Katniss lives in District 12, the poorest district. She hunts illegally with her friend Gale to keep her, her mom, and her incredibly awesome sister, Prim, alive. There is this thing called the hunger games (hence the title) where a girl and a boy from each of the 12 districts get chosen to go into an arena and fight to the death. The winner becomes rich and famous. When Prim's name gets picked, Katniss panics. She volunteers as tribute, so instead of her 12 year old sister, she goes into that arena with a boy named Peeta. She has an incredibly sweet memory of this boy saving her life by giving her burnt bread, but that's all she knows about him. At the capitol, she becomes really popular when her stylist decides to set her on fire as an opening act. Everyone loves her, which becomes helpful, because if people think she'll win, they give her money, so her mentor can send her stuff throughout the games. When she enters the arena, she doesn't get any weapons, but she runs away, so she does not die with the other 11 tributes that were killed in the first day. She survives for a while, but pretty soon she needs an ally. She teams up with a very physically weak but very smart girl named Rue (definitely my fave character!!!!!) They work well together, and Rue heals Katniss's wounds, but AGAIN, SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Rue gets killed. Katniss is hearbroken. By then, there aren't many left. She joins Peeta, and they have to pretend they are in love for a complicated reason (you have to read the book if you want to know). Peeta is badly hurt, well, actually dying. I'm not going to tell you any more. Read it! It is unbelievably awesome!