I unfortunately watched the movies before reading the book, but that, however did not stop from enjoying this brilliant work of art. It follows the life of Katniss Everdeen who volunteers herself after her sister is chosen to participate in the Hunger Games. The mission is simple, you either kill or be killed.
Once the 24 names have been chosen at random, they take a train the capitol where they train for 2-3 weeks before the big event. Katniss shows off her hunting skills, whilst her partner, Peeta shows off his strength and painting talent.
Every year the games arena is different and more challenging than ever before. They get put into a forest and must fight for their lives as only one person can survive. It is up to Katniss and Peeta to stay alive and keep the games going. Will their love prevail or will the games take over?
I thought this book was absolutely brilliant. It show cases how bad it can be in certain districts and it explains in so much detail what goes on in the capitol and what they are willing to do to keep everything in check. Suzanne Collins truly knows how to captivate her readers mind.