The Hunger Games
A dystopian novel on social inequality, manipulative tendencies in the media and autocratic governments. In the trilogy’s first part, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12, which is part of a post-apocalyptic society controlled by a brutal regime. On the Day of Reaping each district offers two teenagers as ‘tributes’ to participate in the Hunger Games – an annual event comparable to Roman gladiator fights. Katniss volunteers as tribute when her 12-years-old sister Primrose is chosen for the 74th Hunger Games.
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. Scholastic, 2010. 374 pp., ISBN 9780439023528