I bought The Hunger Games last year from The Book Depository and just never got around to reading it. But with the movie coming out next month and my blog reading challenges, I knew it was time to read the book! And...I read the whole thing in a 24-hour time period!
I'm sure I am the last person on earth to read this book, but I will still do my usual plot summary anyway. North America as we know it is gone, replaced by Panem. Panem consists of 12 districts and the main character, Katniss Everdeen, is from District 12, the slum of all the districts. The Capitol of Panem hosts The Hunger Games each year, a fight to the death between a boy and a girl from each of the 12 districts. The fighters are called tributes, and are drawn at random. When Katniss' sister Prim's name is drawn, Katniss volunteers to go in her place. The rest of the book is the training for and then fighting of The Hunger Games. If you haven't read it, you'll have to read it to see who wins!
This book raised many questions for me about the YA genre. What makes a book classified as YA? This book about fighting to the death doesn't seem so appropriate for young readers. I know I always read books above my age level, and don't think this book would have been appropriate when I was 9 or 10. So, what do all of you think about that???
2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge - 13/50
100+ Books In a Year - 13/100