i was recommended by many people to read the hunger games, by suzanne collins.
it is young-adult science fiction novel. it introduces sixteen-year-old katniss everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where a powerful government called the capitol has risen up after several devastating disasters. in the book, the hunger games are an annual televised event where the ruthless and evil capitol randomly selects one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts, who are then pitted against each other in a game of survival and forced to kill until only one remains.
it didn't disappoint. i'll be honest, when you find out what the story is about, you do sit for a minute and think, "am i really reading this?" but, then the more you read, you realize what an interesting/entertaining story it is, and you can put it down because you want to know what is going to happen next.
i'm excited to read the next book, catching fire. then of course, the third book mockingjay doesn't come out until the end of august.