The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Summary: Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival

Review: I haven't read too many Dystopia's, but The Hunger Games is pretty incredible. Katniss is one of those female characters I'm proud to look up to. She's strong and she has a great heart. She isn't my favorite, but she's still a great character. She's a bit slow when it comes to guys and such nonsense, but in her world it truly is nonsense. My favorite character is Prim. She's kind and innocent. She is the one thing that Katniss would do anything for. That is quite clear as you read THG. Gale is a good character as well. He's honest. He doesn't hold back what's on his mind. I enjoy reading his parts in books because he has so few, but he has a good mind. Peeta is a nice character as well. He's crafty, and smart. This series certainly has a great selection of characters. The story is sad though. For such great characters, they have a very hard life. Their world is not something I would want for America. Ever. Watching Katniss as she has to kill other people is heartbreaking. Especially because you already have seen the love she has in her heart. I completely recommend this book. It's brilliant.

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