My college age son has been telling me for 6 months that I needed to read Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. When that boy’s right, he is really right. Hunger Games is an exhilarating ride of a book that visually grabs you into another time and space and doesn’t let you go! Set in the future, the government has devised a way to remind everyone that they are in control and take their most prized possessions anytime they want. How? By lottery, 24 teenagers are chosen to go to the Hunger Games and battle one another to the death. The last survivor wins wealth, fame and a year of rewards for the district they represent.
Now if you’re not a sci fi person and you’re already vetoing this book, don’t. The suspense is nonstop and the characters become deep three dimensional figures you are sad to let go of on the last page. And of course there’s a unique and puzzling romance. Buy the book for your teenagers, boys and girls alike but don’t wait like I did. Read the book for yourself. It’s a delight.