Okay, first of all it's not about vampires. But give it a chance, after all Stephanie Meyer couldn't put it down when she read it. The Hunger Games is the story of a future where one group of people living in the capital controls everyone else living in the twelve districts. Each year the Hunger Games are held. One boy and one girl from each district participates in the games, fighting the other tributes to the death. The winning child wins riches and foods for themsleves and their district.
Katniss the main character volunteers to go in place of her younger sister to 74th Annual Hunger Games. Will she survive or die? How can she defy the capital? What will happen if she does? These are the questions that will keep you racing through the pages and begging for the sequel, Catching Fire, due out in September.
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