A dark YA read with difficult themes of poverty, political machinations and brutality. The writer introduces you to a society that pits children against each other in a televised, mortal combat, for the winner and their family, a life of ease, for the rest - a dead child.
You meet Katniss, 16, a tough, unsentimental, young woman from District 12 and the sole food provider of her small family comprised of her, her mother and 12 year old sister, Primrose. When the yearly drawing is held and Primrose's name is drawn Katniss volunteers in her place and immediately begins mentally gearing herself up for the Hunger Games.
Also from District 12 the son of the town baker's name is called, Peeta
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