Let me start off by saying that I would never just pick up a book and start reading it for fun. The only time I would ever read would be in school when I was assigned to read. Therefore, when my classmate told me that I had to read this one book I was very hesitant. Finally, I decided it is time to turn a new leaf and try something new. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. She told me that she had not only the first book but the whole series to the Hunger Games. When I asked what it was about, I had no idea that I was going to get the response I did. She explained that it was about these tributes that had to go in front of the capitol and fight till the death, being there could only be one winner. After hearing this, I was honestly scared and rethinking my decision to take time out and read this. But I decided why not being there were now a couple students and even teachers who had read this and where raving about how good it was. Let me tell you, the book was phenomenal. I could not put it down, and again I am not one to read. If I can say the least, I had to start the second and third book immediately and had the same problem, I could not put them down. It felt like I started reading it and I needed to get further in the story to see what is going to happen. If I can suggest anything to you, it would be to read this book. Well, my classmate was able to get four other people hooked on reading these books. So after reading the first book, five of my classmates and I went to see the movie. I thought the book was great, well the movie was even better. It was over two hours long and it felt as if you were there for a half an hour. For someone who does not like to read, I am officially hooked on reading and the Hunger Games is what started this new obsession. So, if you decide to take the plunge and read these books, “May the odds be ever so in your favor!”

Samantha