The Hunger Games, Volume 1 (Google eBook)
The book no one can stop talking about . . . 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 is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead 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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love. New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing
One star is gone for the entire first two chapters. The other star is gone for lost opportunities. The remaining three stars stay for a captivating, well-orchestrated story that I devoured in less ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bostonian71 - LibraryThing
Dark and sometimes melodramatic, but engaging nevertheless. Katniss is an observant and sympathetic narrator, and this is such a convincing picture of a dystopia that one feels sympathy with the have ... Read full review