This book starts with Katniss Everdeen waking up on the day of the reaping. Katniss lives in District 12-known for providing coal- of Panem which is in a place one known as North America. Having to support her, her mother and her little sister Prim, Katniss goes out of the district to go hunting with her friend Gale. She hunts with a bow, one that was made by her father. Katniss’ father was one of the many coal miners that died in an explosion. Sneaking out of the district and hunting are both highly illegal but the officials in the district turn a blind eye and make the best customers. When with Gale they hunt and gather to support their families. They trade at the hob which is the black market for the stuff they sell and trade. When they finish their trading they head home to prepare for the reaping-everyone needs to be there. Katniss washes herself and is given her mother’s precious dress and her mother gives her help with braiding her hair. Prim wears the dress Katniss wore her first reaping day. Since she is now 12 she is entered into the games. Katniss always tries to protect Prim in every way. When the family goes to the reaping as they are supposed to, they find out how they girl tribute from District 12 is Primrose Everdeen. What does this lead to you might ask? Read this amazing book and find out!
I like this book and think it is amazing. It cleverly includes suspense, risk, romance,speed, and fear. The book uniquely gives a sense of time, giving more details with a slow pace with less details when speed is present. This is an amazing book and I hope you chose to read it and enjoy it just as much as I did.