Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a powerful story set in a futuristic America. The US has collapsed and been replaced by Panem, a country with a capitol and 12 districts, and each year two youngsters from each district must fight to the death against each other in a live reality TV show that everyone must watch.

The Hunger Games, the first in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins, follows two young teenagers chosen from District 12 who are forced to take part.

Following the death of her father,16 year old Katniss has become the family's protector and frequently steals food in order for them to survive. When her younger sister Prim is chosen to take part in the Hunger Games, she readily steps in instead.

Alongside Peeta, the baker's son, they have to show cunning, skill, intelligence to compete against their bigger, stronger and better trained competitors to survive.

This book will draw you in and keep you there, and leave you with a sense of longing for the next book in the series.