I Would Recommend: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
"I had actually heard of this series a few years ago from a friend, but not being a big reader of YA (young adult) books, I wasn't really interested in reading it. My friend was persistent though and absolutely demanded that I read it. Needless to say, I loved it. It's a fast-paced, action-packed read that was far more mature than I had expected. It was surprisingly emotional as well. I hadn't expected to find myself so invested in the characters, but halfway through I realized I was rooting for their survival as much as I was their escape...and lamenting for those that didn't make it out alive. I think that anyone can find something in it to enjoy. After all, at its core The Hunger Games is a survivalist futuristic fantasy teen romance. No wonder we can hardly keep it on the shelves!"
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 is horrified when her younger sister is selected and decides to volunteer herself in her sister's place. But Katniss has been close to dead before and survival, for her, is second nature. If she is to win though, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
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