The main character in the series is a strong-willed girl named Katniss who lives in District 12 of Panem. Every year two teens, a boy and a girl, are selected from each district to compete in the Hunger Games, a nationally televised event much like Survivor. However, in this game the kids don't just get voted off the island -- they must fight to the death. The Hunger Games and its sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, are futuristic adventures that will keep you turning pages!
What I love about this series is that it doesn't treat teen readers like children. The topics are very heavy and quite mature. I also believe these are not "boy books" or a "girl books"...either gender could identify with Katniss. There's action, suspense, politics, romance, and just so much packed into each book. I highly recommend this series to everyone, young and old. Come check it out @your library!