When I had first heard of this book, I thought it was just another story about vampires which didn’t interest me at all. That was until one of my friends said it was worth reading and I figured that I might as well. The futuristic yet poverty-stricken country of North America for those past seventy-four years had me wondering if this could actually happen one day.
This suspenseful plot of thirteen districts defying the Capitol has led to yearly event of choosing one girl and boy from twelve of the districts to fight till the death in a themed arena. The last one standing will win and be greatly rewarded and honored for representing their district. To the people of the Capitol this is merely a television show, but to the rest of the people of Panem it is an unfortunate reality.
This year, Peeta and Katniss from district twelve are put in the arena and change the history of the Games forever. The Hunger Games is a thrilling story with something in it for everyone. There is action, violence, betrayal, but also romance, friendship and kindness. It is an easy read that you will not want to put down. This is definitely one of my favorite books and made for a great movie as well. A perfect action-adventure novel for everyone.
-Lauren B., 12th grade