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The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

How great is this YA series!   I saw the add for the movie, and mentioned how cool it looked and my colleague told me it was a series of YA novels.   Of course, that may be why the movie look so cool.   I have only read the first in the series so far The Hunger Games , but have the second book, Catching Fire ready and waiting.

Set in the future, what was the USA is controlled by one city, Capitol City.   It is a world of extreme haves and have nots.   Capitol City has all the wealth and all the power, while the 12 Districts live in poverty and work slavishly.   Capitol City’s control became even more extreme after they crushed a the districts rebellion 74 years earlier.   As punishment, a boy and a girl from each region compete in a live televised to-the-death “game”.   Contestants are chosen by way of ballot, called the reaping.

This year Katniss Everdeen’s little sister, Prim, is selected … and Katniss volunteers to take her place.

It is well written and pay, and I am looking forward to reading the next book.