In the Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, a girl named Katniss lives in Panem, a country ruled by the Capitol, which is surrounded by twelve districts, which are full of poverty and hunger. Every year, to remind the Districts who is in charge, the Capitol holds the Hunger Games, where a boy and a girl from each of the districts is chosen to fight to the death in an arena for entertainment. When she is chosen to be a part in the hunger games, Katniss vows to do whatever it takes to get home to her family.
Everyone I have talked to about this book loves it, and I must admit it is very engrossing. The action never stops, and the characters are very human. I was a little disturbed by the fact that children were dying left and right, but all in all, I liked it. If you are wondering if this book is too violent for your kids, I would say that they would be fine if they read it. I give this book three out of five stars.