This is the first installment of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. The plot involves a 16 year old girl called Katniss who is living in the district of Panem. Long before, all the districts revolted against the Capitol and were defeated. To remind the districts that they are still under the Capitol’s control, the Capitol organises an annual television event called “The Hunger Games”. According to the rules, one boy and girl under 18 years of age are selected from each of the districts and to fight for survival in a place of Capitol’s choosing. One thing is constant: kill or be killed… When Katniss’s sister is selected for the game, Katniss steps up and goes in her place…..
The book is very fast paced. I finished it in one day. The plot is okay but the fighting ability of the youngsters in the Hunger Games are somewhat overrated. There are gripping scenes, plenty of action and also some touching scenes for those expecting it. Overall I would give it 3/5 just for the fast paced narrative of the action by the author.
Verdict: Just give it a go once for the fast paced narrative