Originally published: September 14, 2008
By: Suzanne Collins
In the first of this book trilogy, the idea of the post-apocalyptic death match is introduced in a grisly way.
Katniss Everdeen – a 16-year-old girl – has to enter the annual Hunger Games. Set up by the Capitol, each of the 12 districts in what was once North America have to submit two tributes between the ages of 12 and 18 to fight the death. When Katniss hears her sister’s name get picked, she volunteers herself as tribute and enters the dangerous game.
While this sounds like an exciting young adult novel, when you think about the storyline, you realize how wrong this plot line is. However, the book is an intriguing read. You won’t want to put it down.
Katniss makes for an awesome hero – a female lead who can hold her own.
Final say: A crazy journey.★★★★☆