This is a really great book. At first I put it off because I felt like it was a chance for Twilight all over…where the movie was better than the books. That is not the case here.
I purchased the first book, The Hunger Games, and planned to pick up the second book, Catching Fire, whenever I just so happened to pass it. But once I devoured the first book I was hungry for more and immediately went to Amazon.com and chose one-day shipping on book two.
I can honestly say there was not one point in this book when I became confused, which I can rarely say. I knew what was going on at all times, no question. The author does a great job at telling us what her characters are thinking.
I would recommend this book to anyone 13 or older, and as a matter of fact I already have!
If you haven't read it already, what's the harm? Read it, it's great.
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, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling The Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.