Winning signifies fame and fortune.
Losing means death.
The started with the Hunger Games. . . .
The nation of Panem, a shiny capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts, lies in the ruins of a place once known as North America. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in l... ine by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to take part in the annual Hunger Games, a battle to death on live television.
Seventeen-year-old Katniss Everdeen sees it as a death sentence when she advances to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss had been near dead before—and for her, survival is second nature. She becomes a contender, without really meaning to it. But if she's going to win, she's going to have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life over love.
Deep in the meadow, hidden far away A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray Forget your woes and let your troubles lay And when it's morning again, they'll wash away Here it's safe, here it's warm Here the daisies guard you from every harm Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true Here is the place where I love you.
Well, I knew that goat would be a little gold mine," I say. Yes, of course I was referring to that, not the lasting joy you gave your sister you love so much you took her place in the reaping," says Peeta drily.
Another thing I liked was that some of the aspects of the book are quite similar to Greek and Roman times and myths such as young people being sacrificed to the Minotaur and Gladiators fighting in an arena. To conclude this was an amazing book and I highly recommend it to children and adults alike.
...it is addictive and overall immensely spectacular (especially for a dystopian future/science fiction book). It's a book that normally I wouldn't immediately grab off a shelf but it is deeply moving.