Got Hunger Games out from the library this afternoon. I just finished it about half an hour ago. (I am what is commonly referred to as a fast reader.) Anyhow, I LOVED it. So does Stephen King. (I have never read his books.) Stephanie Meyer (or is it Meyers? I can't remember) has a quote on the front page. She also enjoys it. (I do NOT read the Twilight Saga - my feelings about it are this - blood is not something any human should legally be allowed to drink - and there are plenty of people who consider themselves vampires nowadays, because Twilight inspired them to become one. I'm not making this up.)
In any case, for those of you who have not yet read Hunger Games... READ IT!!!!! (I also read the first book in A Series of Unfortunate Events this afternoon. Like I said, I'm a fast reader.) Hunger Games is set in the future. What was once North America has become twelve districts, along with the Capitol. Once, there was a rebellion, and to punish everyone for it, the government decided to invent The Hunger Games. The Games are a modern gladiator sport, in which two children from each district are forced to fight to the death.
This year, Katniss's sister is old enough to enter the drawing. She only has one slip, while Katniss has twenty. There's no way Prim will be picked... right? The odds, however, are not in her favor, and she is drawn. In desperation, Katniss volunteers to go in her place. There's no chance she'll survive this, but Prim would have ever less chance. The other person from her district is Peeta, who once helped her when her family was starving. She doesn't know how she's going to kill anyone, but she knows she'll have to. Besides, she'll probably be weeded out and killed at the beginning... or will she?
I love this book!!!!!! The only disappointing bit is the end. I mean, I know it's part of a trilogy and all, but we could have at least found out what happens to them. I mean, they're headed for a life of fame and fortune... hopefully.