The story is set in post apocalypse times what used to be North America is now 12 Districts known as Panem which is under a dictatorship dominated by television. The base of this dictatorship is in a city known as Capital. Once a year as a highlight 24 (two from each district) teenagers are drawn by lottery to play the Hunger Games in what is called “The Arena” in these games there is only one unspoken rule you may not eat the dead players. The 24 teens must fight each other – at the end of the game the losers will die and the winner gets a life of comfort. The heroin is Katniss Everdeen from the 12th district, living in very poor conditions in a mining community known as Seam. Volunteers to take her little sisters place when her sister’s name is called, although there hasn’t been a winner from the 12th district in thirty years. Fighting to stay alive while battling with emotions and feelings she has for two of the other contestants Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne.
I've read The Hunger Games and am almost finished with it's sequel, Catching Fire. Throughout reading them I continually kept seeing this in my head like a movie...I guess that means it's a pretty darn good book. I did a little searching this afternoon and found they ARE going to be made into a movie. There is NOTHING boring about these books and you never know where the next page will lead. I am so excited to see these on the BIG screen!! Yippee!!!