This book is so awesome!!! You have to read it!! This is a dystopian novel about the country of Panem, which is in what used to be North America. The Capital of Panem is very rich and powerful, and they like to prove it. Years before the time this novel is set in, there was a fight between the Capital and the 13 districts of Panem. The Capital won, and District 13 was eliminated. To remind the districts of its power, the Capital requires a boy and a girl, each between the ages of 12 and 18, to fight in the Hunger Games, which is a fight to the death. The last one standing gets to go home to a big, fancy home and a year's worth of food. Katniss Everdeen is 16, and her beloved younger sister, Prim, is 12. They live in District 12. Prim is chosen for the girl, but Katniss, an experienced hunter, volunteers instead. Peeta Mellark is the boy. When they finally get to the Capital, soon before they go into the arena, Peeta reveals his love for Katniss. Unfortunately, there can only be one victor, and there are 22 other contestants. Who will win? Read the book to find out!!