Katniss Everdeen lives with her mother and younger sister Prim. She is the caretaker and does whatever she can to keep her family alive. She loves Prim more than anything in the world and takes all precautions to make sure that Prim is never chosen for the games. Unfortunatly, Prim's first reaping proves to be an unlucky one and it is no surprise when Katniss volunteers to take her place. Katniss doesn't have even the smallest hope of survival. But all those years of hunting and fighting for survival pay off because without even realizing it, Katniss becomes the one to beat. The catch is that the road to winning these games will force her to make choices she never thought she would have to make.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book. When I first heard about it I thought, "wow, a book about little kids killing each other". But it's so much more than that! I spent days constantly reading it, and lay awake many nights just thinking about it. Although I have to warn you, it's a cliffhanger, which drove me insane! I hate that, ugh. Anyways, I can't recommend it enough, it's now one of my favorite books. So, GO READ IT!