The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Review by Mikayla, Cloverdale, 11th grade
Panem lies in the ruins of what was once North America. Panem, the Capitol, is surrounded by 12 outlying districts. Harsh and Cruel the Capitol has a malicious way of keeping the districts in line. By forcing them to send one boy and one girl to compete in a fight to the death on live T.V. The Hunger Games. When her little sister's name gets pulled at the reaping Katniss steps up to take her place. Survival is second nature for Katniss. However, when her fellow tribute turns out to be Peeta Mellark, the boy with the bread, she will have to make difficult choices. Her decisions will weigh survival against humanity and life against life.