From Goodreads: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
I'm kinda late to the party on this one. Hopefully, I'll be able to get Catching Fire sometime in the next couple of weeks. I know I'm going to want to read the next two books ASAP. I was absolutely sucked right into Hunger Games. The story was so enthralling, I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen.
I understand that the the movie rights have been bought and I can see how it would make a really good action/adventure/scifi type movie, but topic is kinda morbid eh? This is a YA book, aimed towards teens, but it makes you wonder how they'd make the movie so that it wouldn't be rated R.
I've been on a post-apocalyptic kick lately...this, The Passage, and I watched The Book of Eli and The Road. I need to read something happier.