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The Hunger Games: Book 1
by Suzanne Collins | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by Fire-Dragon of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 10/11/2010
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Fire-Dragon): reserved

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Journal Entry 1 by Fire-Dragon from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, October 11, 2010

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From the back cover: Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Young adult fantasy / science fiction at its best. I found this really compelling - the world was believable and fascinating, the characters well drawn, and the plot tight and suspenseful. It's an interesting take on the reality TV phenomenon!

I'm passing this on to my mother to read on the plane back to Australia. She'll either release the book or sell it on her online second-hand bookstore when she's done.

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