Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games.” The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat’s sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
This is the first book I’ve read by Suzanne Collins and I must say I’m glad my friend recommend this book to me last month. Her exact words were, “if you liked the Twilight Saga, you will definitely like the Hunger Games!” Now, I’m still not convinced that the Hunger Games is anything like the Twilight Saga, but I like it nonetheless. :-)
Frankly, it did take some time for me to really get into this book but after about 100 pages, I was in. I think I told my hubby that this is a combination of Cast Away, Survivor, (reality TV shows), Man vs. Wild, Lost, and Gladiator (well, female version anyway). It is true. Read it if you haven’t and you’ll agree. :-)
I’m just glad that I started reading this after the final book of Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, was published recently because that means no waiting for the book to come out! And I’m ready to dig into the next one, Catching Fire. Happy reading to me~ :-)