The Hunger Games is the first book of a Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is based on an post-apocalyptic world and North America is no more as we know it. A new nation named Panem has formed and is divided into 12 districts with a capital. Each year, two "tributes" from ages 12-18, boy and girl from each district competes in "The Hunger Games" which is a fight to the death. This is punishment for the rebellion that destroyed the 13th district. The main character, 16 year old Katniss takes the place of her little sister in the hunger games. Peeta Mellark, a boy who once gave Katniss bread when her family was starving, also was selected to compete from District 12. This is all I will say, you will have to read the book to find out more. This book contains violence and strong emotions. The plot is excellent and it was what kept me reading all night. This book has many discusion points, but it also is about being true to yourself and not submiting to society's expectations.