I absolutely loved the concept of this book. 12 districts choose a boy and a girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to fight to the death in what is called 'The Hunger Games'. The games are televised and the viewers get to watch as kids are forced to kill each other in order to survive and win food for their starving district. 'The Hunger Games' hits the ground running and sprints to the end. I had to force myself to put this book down and go to sleep. It was extremely engaging, suspenseful, sad and sweet at times. My only criticism would be the idea that people in a starving district would have televisions to watch (but that's just being picky). All in all, it was a really enjoyable book and a very easy read. I'm looking forward to reading book 2 in the series.