I also read the first book in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins this weekend. I have only little time right now, so I’ll post a summary from Amazon. I’m packing for my five-day trip to Vienna 🙂
The Amazon Summery
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games.” The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat’s sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place. – Amazon.com
And here is what Goodreads posts about The Hunger Games:
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?
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, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival – Goodreads.com
What did I think about the book? I totally fell in love with it as many of you did before. I can’t wait to read the other books! It was the right amount of suspense, action and romance that keeps you going. I loved it! The books have been on my ‘to-read’ list for a while, but now I’ve read one I know where all the fuss is about. And after I’ve read the other books, I think I’ll watch the movie as well.