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 will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Whoa. I feel absolutely breathless. Just having finished this novel, I feel as if I have just went through a whirlwind, just sitting here on my couch.
First of all, I love Katniss. She is an unbelievably strong girl, who feels that since her father's death it is her duty to take care of her family. Sometimes she can be a bit headstrong, stubborn, and seemingly emotionless, but ultimately she is a fighter and a survivor in a world that mostly knows hunger and pain.
With The Hunger Games, it will take an emotional toll on you, from the characters you love to the ones you hate, the ones you pity to the ones you wish you could get to yourself. Filled with hope, loss, pain, love, the need to survive, and learning what's really in your heart, it is very thrilling and takes you on an exciting journey that will linger in your mind even after you have finished reading.
I would definitely recommend this book to others and it will probably be one of those books I won't be able to stop talking about for some times. I urge anyone to pick up this book as I feel they won't regret it.