The nation of Panem is a post-apocalyptic version of North America. It consists of 12 poorer districts and the powerful and wealthy Capitol. Early in it’s history, the 13 districts rebelled against the Capitol which resulted in the destruction of the 13th district and, as punishment, an annual televised show called the Hunger Games. Each year, all the districts must choose a boy and a girl to send to the games that are forced to fight to the death, until only one survivor remains to claim victory. When Katniss’ sister Prim is chosen, she volunteers to stand in her place. She and the other tribute, Peeta, have been pitted against bigger and stronger representatives, so she sees it as a death sentence. Will she be able to survive when it is now second nature?
This book was written with so much thought and detail, it just pulls you in. By the end of the book I was hooked on every word. The end left me dying for more. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
If you like a good romance or a survival story, this is the book for you. If you don't, it is still the book for you! The book doesn't center on the romance or the survival, it is about Katniss finding herself and saving her family.