The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
So I said I would post a review of The Hunger Games because it was an excellent book (beginning of a trilogy actually), and here it is:
After much persuasion from a friend, I picked this book up to read. The cover is not all that great, and the author's other series was not particularly well known. What lay inside that uninspiring cover though was the first part of an excellent story. No wonder my friend was so adamant that I pick this up.
Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take part in a fight to the death, which is put on every year for the amusement of those living in the Capitol. The grueling fight to survive, the ever present government, and the stark contrast between those who were born lucky and those who weren't are some of the main elements which makes this such a thrilling ride.
You are lucky to be starting this now because all 3 books in this trilogy are out. This is another one of those break-out books that is an enjoyable read for readers of all ages despite being billed as young adult.