- Reading level: Ages 12 and up
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (September 14, 2008)
- Language: English
- Buy The Book: Amazon
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 going straight to the top of my favorite list. Even above the Heist Society books. That's how good this book is. I love how Katniss is like, the top dog in her family and how she's tough yet caring at the same time, and she was so brave, to step in to volunteer for her sister and to take over for the family when her dad died. Suzanne Collins made me feel like I was really there, watching the events happen. This book was awesome because it had all the best things in it, romance, danger, action, fighting and awesomeness in general! Anyone who hasn't read it yet... you should just go read it... right now... drop everything and go to the library... I'm not kidding... go now. *Shoos people off to the library*
My favorite characters were Katniss- of course- and Cinna, and Gale and Peeta. I even liked Haymitch a little. I felt like I knew all of them personally by the end of the book.
Overall this was a really awesomesauce book, and a clean one too, other than all the blood and killing of course. <(^^,)> But yeah, no bad language or inappropriateness or anything. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!! Just go read it right now.