In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Thoughts: I cheated a little. I'd originally given this book 4/5 stars, but after I started thinking of what I was going to write, I thought "What the heck was I thinking? This is a 5 star book, definitely." So here we are.
You've heard this book is amazing? It's true, it really is. The author was able to create a harsh new world with a magnificent and exciting adventure story. It was action packed, suspenseful, and even contained some humor and romance at the best moments. There are a great set of characters that you'll connect with and enjoy, enough twists and turns to keep you at the edge of your seat, and cliff-hanging chapter endings that'll have you saying "Just one more page..." all through the night.
This is a powerful, thought-provoking, page-turning book that once you start, you won't be able to put down until it's over. And then you'll reach for the next one. What else can I say that hasn't been said already? I loved it. And yes, it made me cry too. If you haven't read it, you must. 'Nuff said.
"You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope."
"I don't want to lose the boy with the bread."
This book was provided by the local library