This starts with Katniss Everdeen. She lives in the 12th District (coal mining). She is a hunter, who’s father died in a mining explosion. Her city Panem has the Hunger Games every year. A girl and a boy from each of the districts is chosen and, after training, must fight to the death.
When the time comes for the choosing, she is chosen (kind of, read the book). The chosen boy is Peeta Mellark. Katnisss meets Rue during the training, but she comes in more later. The Games start and Peeta teams up with what people call the “Careers” (the really strong people that kill most of the people). Katniss meets Rue and they work together, Rue is then killed, and Katniss must try to find some way to survive to avenge her. She finds Peeta lying injured and helps nurse him back to health. They fight together and end up as the last two surviving people. They have started to love each other so obviously, they don’t want to kill each other. They decide they will die together so there is no winner, ruining the Games. Their plan is ruined, and they are the first people to survive together. They get to come back to their homes as heroes.
I really enjoyed this book (and the other two books too, Catching Fire and The Mockingjay). It had many twists and turns, it also had heartbreaking moments, scary moments, and just general heartwarming moments. This book was recommended to me by a friend (who recommends most of my now favorite books) and I am glad that she did recommend it as it is now one of my favorite books. Suzanna Collins’ book is really unique. I have never really read any book that was similar to this book series. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who was looking for a book to read. On another note, the movie was quite accurate to the book and was quite good. It was one of the movies that has been most like a book, even if it did take out some parts (every movie based off a book does that so I wouldn’t be surprised). Anyway, I would highly suggest that you give this book, or the whole series for that matter, a look.
I would rate this book a 10/12 Districts (Some Hunger Games humor for you, I am so funny, I know HA. HA. HA.)