34—The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It's centuries after the end of the world as we know it. And the continent that was once North America has been divided into 13 districts ruled by "The Capitol." 70 years prior the districts rebelled and The Capitol annihilated District 13 and the rebellion ceased.

To assert it's authority and retain dominance over the remaining 12 districts the ruling government decreed that once a year each district would select a boy and a girl between the ages of 12 & 18 to participate in the Hunger Games. A contest to the death and the sole survivor attains riches beyond dreams.

The districts, the people, have no choice. They must send two children, chosen by lottery, to the games which are televised and everyone must watch.

This year, district 12 sends the boy Peeta and the girl Katniss to the games. The story, as told by Katniss, is of the games and how she and Peeta survive. This story is a real page turner with a grim view of what the future holds for us if we don't change our ways.

The other two books in the series:

Catching Fire

Mockingjay

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