In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, with its shining Capitol surrounded by twelve districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games. There can be only one winner in the ruthless Hunger Games, contestants must kill or be killed, while the entire nation watches on live TV. Once you start you won’t be able to stop reading this suspenseful, futuristic novel. Are you ready to join the contestants from district 12 in the arena?