Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
(summary and cover art taken from amazon dot com)
I don't know how to put the thoughts going through my head after finishing this book into words. I'm pretty sure it was something like this.
- Glad thats over.
- So what happenes next?
- That would make an awesome movie
- That would make an awesome, scary, fight-to-the-death, screaming, bloody, shoot-people-with-arrows, oh-my-we-all-gonna-die movie
- I should play the lead!
And then there is Peeta (who, unfortunately, really likes Katniss). The whole time I was wishing he was real. He's just so amazingly thoughtful and awesome and trusting and kind and sweet and loving and faithful and wonderful and attractive and.... Sorry, he is just so darn lovable. Plus he bakes! How awesome is that? Excuse me, while I freak out. TEAM PEETA!!!! WOOOHOOO!! GAIL RHYMES WITH FAIL!!!
Ok, I'm good.
I think this book series will always be ranked in my head up with Harry Potter and Artimis Fowl and all those other amazing books. Even if I do hate half the characters with a passion.