Summary: Katniss Everdeen lives in Panem. Panem is the former Untied States. Instead of fifty states, there is now twelve districts. The book starts on the day of the Reaping. That is when they choose 2 people from each district, a boy and a girl, to fight in the Hunger Games. Katniss has the surprise of her life, when her sister Primrose is called in to the Hunger Games. Kat volunteers to take her place.
The boy that has to enter is Peeta Mellark from her district, he is the baker's son. She is dragged off to the capital, leaving her family and Gale. Gale is her sort of crush and she hunts with him. In the capital, Kat prepares for the Hunger Game. Her only help is Haymitch, a former winner and the drunk in their district.
The Hunger Games is a 24-man-enter-1-man-leaves event. Luckily, Katniss is skilled, but will that make her a target. Also, this whole event is televised.
"Welcome to the Hunger Games; may the odds be ever in your favour."
Notes: This book was very addictive and original. I could not stop reading it. The characters are fantastic and seemed like people that I could be friends with. Also I don't usually like dystopia, but it was great. I heard from so many people, that this book is amazing and it was. Every chapter ends with a cliffhanger that makes it so you have to continue reading. I also liked the fact that I could total picture this, by looking at current reality TV. In short, I highly recommend The Hunger Games and look forward to the second book.
Watch the Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TnxXoMpF3c