I am a very picky and hard to please reader. So, when I heard about The Hunger Games I was like, “Oh, another annoying mystical book or whatever.” Honestly, most books I only make it through the first page. Then, I saw the preview for the movie and I thought the movie looked really interesting and unique. So, I decided to give the book a chance. I then purchased the book and almost every person said how obsessed I was going to be after I read it. Well, they were correct.Katniss Everdeen lives in the poor and feeble district twelve of Panem. Panem is divided in between twelve districts and every district specializes in something. Panem is a post-apocalypse society in North America. District twelve specializes in coal mining, which explains why her dad died in a traumatic mining accident. Katniss hunts in restricted land, just so she can support her little sister, Prim and her depressed mother. Then Reaping day comes along, where they choose one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen. This is for The Hunger Games, a reality TV game show where people fight to the death. The last person left is rewarded with riches and is known across the land. During reaping day Katniss’ family’s worst nightmare comes alive and Prim is chosen, leaving Katniss with only one solution, to volunteer. Personally, this book had dull points and super thrilling points, just like every book. Hundreds of people say the book is too creepy and is horrible, showing how children are killing other children. Many other people also say how the book has no purpose and that it has no moral values. Well, I don’t think they are looking enough. Katniss is such a role model and a strong character in the book and all the other characters have such depth to them as well.When I say people aren’t looking enough, I mean they just see it from the top layer. They see Katniss as a character that doesn’t connect with you and is not lovable. Personally, if Katniss was lovable and sweet, I would not have connected enough with her. She is strong and brave and she doesn’t get too attached. Also, she is a strong female role model for all girls, I like how she supports her family and pretty much takes the mothering role. Katniss is not unattached; she just isn’t all gushy and sweet. Also, I believe that the topic of kids killing kids isn’t supposed to be gory. The author is proving a point and I thought the point was whatever you make it. To me, it was very creative and it is not like it was meant to be scary. Overall, this was the one of the best books I have read. I continued to read all three books and finished the trilogy, before the movie came out. To me, I understand the hype and I think it should stay. So, I recommend this book even if you are very picky. If you think you can just see the movies and really understand the story, you are incorrect. You must read all three books in order to connect with the characters and feel their pain and what they experience. In a couple of years, I know this book will become a classic!