The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHaven't read a book this fast in a long time, I just couldn't put it down! This story takes place in Panem, a dystopian America where each year twelve districts must enter a boy and girl to take part in the annual Hunger Games. It's a pretty brutal concept - only one person can win and it's a fight to the death; kill or be killed.
The book is narrated by Katniss, who has to support her mother and younger sister after the death of her father. She's learnt how to live and adapt in the controlled society she lives in but she's now faced with a tougher challenge than ever before. I know not everyone warms to Katniss as a lead character but I found her to be fascinating. She's intelligent, strong and knows how to get what she wants, and underneath she's incredibly protective of those she cares about.
There's a lot of action in this book and it's very intense given the subject matter, and once you start it's impossible to stop reading. I found myself saying "just one more chapter" every time I came to put it down.
Totally gripping and faced paced without feeling rushed, never a lull in the action. Wonderful characters and such a brilliantly created albeit disturbing world. A must read I'd say, thought provoking and action packed.
What to read next: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
Books like this: Divergent by Veronica Roth, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling