- Author Suzanne Collins
This was the first book that I bought on my now much-loved Kindle app. I didn’t know it was a Young Adult kind of book until I was a couple of chapters in, but that doesn’t bother me. It’s a fascinating story.
Without spoiling too much, the book is set in some kind of post-apocalyptic future where the “government” send kids into an arena every year to fight to the death. I’ôm still not quite sure why they do that, but it’s the least important part of the book. Only one can survive, and they have to go through a lot. Fighting off about twenty different kids, plus anything the organisers can (quite literally) throw at them. Like the tagline says “strategy is everything.”
So, it’s well written, and definitely a page turner, although nowhere near as suspenseful as something more adult like Crichton or Deaver. Given that it’s a trilogy and the other two books already announce they feature our protagonist, you sort of get the feeling that she might survive the ordeal one way or another. Even so, it makes for good reading, and I am now mostly disappointed that the second book isn’t available on the Kindle yet.