The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins
I know I must be close to the last person to read this book. I don't know what took me so long, but it was worth it. Now I know what everyone is talking about and I can finally watch the movie (I refused to watch it until I read the book).

I saw a review on here the other day that said something along the lines of: why would the author write a book about children killing other children? Really? I mean, it's fiction people. I don't see anyone dissing Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. Aren't they fiction also?

If you want to take a look at this book from a realistic point of view, it should make you realize how lucky we are. Everyone is guilty of taking things such as food, running water, and shelter for granted.

Katniss' strength and determination to live is inspiring, especially for young girls. She's a rule-changer, she steps up and takes care of her family, she protected her little sister from the reaping. These things tell us everything we need to know about her character.

This story is unique and entertaining. If you haven't read it yet, you should.