Stephen King described it as a “speed-rap of a novel that generates constant suspense.” And, yes,
The Hunger Games – about kids in a fascist state fighting to the death in a gladiatorial contest – is a page-turner. There are also compelling heroes (like the plucky Katniss, literally killer with a bow and arrow), a steamy love triangle (team Peeta or team Gale, you choose), and a grotesque televised spectacle (surprise, an implicit critique of reality shows).
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