I have heard all over blogland that Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games was WONDERFUL and they were all right. I just LOVED this book! It caught me from page one and now I am just all giddy over the second book - to be released in Sept. of 2009. To be honest, this isn't one of those books that I thought I would even like - the whole idea of a community in the future that makes each district send two children - one boy and one girl age 12-18 - to participate in the Hunger Games seemed a bit odd to me. But I was SO wrong! What starts out as 16-yr. old Katniss, taking her sister's place - turns into a fast-paced race for survival. I just LOVED the book and HIGHLY recommend it.