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Scholastic Press, 10/2008
This book is really unputdownable! I read it first ( in about a day and a half) then three of my children read it so we had a family book club for a couple of weeks where all we could do was talk about the characters from the Hunger Games. It is set in a nation called Panem which consists of a Capitol and twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is cruel and harsh and keeps the people in the districts in line by forcing them to each send a boy and a girl to participate in the "hunger games" once every year. The "games", which are broadcast on live television throughout the districts, are a fight to the death contest of survival. Sixteen year-old Katniss volunteers for the games after her younger sister is chosen. She then finds herself one of the contenders and must make choices between survival and friendship, life and love. It's a book that appeals to both girls and boys and even most adults. The plot is fast-paced and you'll want the start the second in the series, Catching Fire, right away.