The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins I love this book! I can’t say it enough. It’s original, entertaining and addicting.

I always love a good story with a kickass heroine and Collin’s Katniss did not disappoint. The story takes place in the district of Panem. The district is one of 12 ruled by the Capitol. As a show of its power The Capitol requires that all the districts send in two tributes, one male and one female, to compete in The Hunger Games. The games are a brutal televised show in which contestants are put through the wringer until one of them is left standing. It not only requires physical strength, but mental strength as well.

Katniss suddenly finds herself volunteering for the games when her little sister’s name is drawn. This is just a small example of the lengths this awesome heroine goes through to protect her family. What I love about Katniss is that she’s a well rounded character. You feel her fear, her vulnerability, her confusion as well as her strength and intelligence. I think every girl should read this, but because of the nature of the book boys would be interested in the story as well. I will note there are some violent scenes, but they are fitting with the story.