Recently my little brother, a freshman, shoved his summer reading book in my face and told me it was the greatest book that he has ever read. Now my little brother isn't the most avid reader in the world so to see him get so excited about this one book intrigued me. I sat down in one sitting and read it from cover to cover.
The book is called "The Hunger Games." Its the first in a trilogy. It is somewhat science-fiction and takes place in a futuristic society. The protagonist is a 16 year old girl living in poverty who is forced to volunteer to participate in the Hunger Games. (I can't tell you what the Hunger Games is except that is brutal and inhumane. You have to read the book to find out!) There are a wide variety of characters. The plot moves quickly and there is lots of violence, suspense, romance, and drama. There are plenty of core life lessons that are dealt with in the book as well lots of symbolism. All in all, just a very enjoyable, suspenseful, exciting book to read.