The Hunger Games is a young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. I first read the book when my sister introduced me to it a year after it was first released. I refused to put it down until I had finally finished becuase it was such a gripping book.
Collins creates a believable future based after a third world war. In this future the government working in a central city called the Capitol holds all the power over the remaining 12 districts. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to send into an arena where they are forced to battle for their lives against each other, but only one comes home alive.
This book made me realise what some people are willing to do to protect the ones they love, even if it means their own death.
This was during the first five chapters of the book, meaning there was even more to come like things to do with personal independence and government control.
Suzanna Collins makes you fall in love with characters and understand all the hardships and pain that they go through and ends each book of the trilogy believable.
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