The Hunger Games
Teen/adult softcover chapter book 'The Hunger Games', by Suzanne Collins. The first book of the trilogy. Cover has light edge bending/light edge wear, scuffs and light scuffing and first few pages have some light page bend/flip marks; otherwise the book is in overall good condition.
~In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against love.
Published in 2008