After many years of looking at this book in bookstores and not being able to buy it, I finally read “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins---and it was worth the wait! The first time I saw it in 2009, it was in hardbound and very expensive. Recently though, I found the
cover online and loved it. It had Katniss on the cover that gave me a glimpse of what she looks like. Since the UK version is not available here, I bought it online. From then on, I couldn’t stop reading! If there wasn’t any work and sleep, I’d read it all the way! UK
Summary: “The Hunger Games” is set in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where
North America once stood and a powerful government and city, the Capitol, rules it. Every year, Panem holds the Hunger Games that is televised for all the twelve districts to watch. The Capitol picks one boy and one girl in each district as tributes to the games and fight to the death until ONLY ONE is left alive. In this case, Katniss is the girl tribute from District 12 because she volunteered to take her little sister’s place, while Peeta Mellark is the boy tribute. Thus starts their adventures in the 74th Hunger Games.