“The Hunger Games is a violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense….”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Yet another three for a fiver from the Works. I was surprised to see such an offer, but grabbed it anyway.
So many folks have read this and they will all have their own ideas as to its merit, or lack thereof. For those who haven’t read it, this is story is a dystopian novel in which the dominate district enjoys rubbing the noses of the lower status districts, in their own crap and misery.
Part of the nose-rubbing is an annual tournament in which two youngsters over the age of 12, from each district are chosen by a draw in which their names had been automatically entered. The whole idea is to remind the 12 districts that they are ruled by the Capital, along with an annual punishment for the uprising against the Capital by the 13 districts. Yes, 13 districts – I’ll let you find out 13th.