Saturday 24 July 2010

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

The cover is hideous - but the book is AMAZING.  I can not recommend it enough so if you like young adult fiction, or even if you don't, give it a go.

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 weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


Celine said...

I love The Hunger Games series. I have actually read the first and second book. I cannot wait to read Mockingjay.

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Lizeylou said...

I am glad you told me it was good - beacuse the cover kinda put me off. Will add it to my list of future reading!