The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (2008)
I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, as this was the staple of lunchtime discussions amoungst the twenty year olds at work. So over the weekend, I enjoyed being able to ring my Kindle in the breaks and rushed to finish the book today at lunchtime.
You all know the tale: two kids from each district are selected every year to compete in a televised contest til one is left alive and is the victor. The whole story has echo of Roman Gladiators, reality tv and Survivor. It was nice to have a kick ass female lead, who is strong, athletic, shy and smart - a good role model for teenage girls.
Anyway, this middle aged lady enjoyed this teen story and thought it worth of a 4/5.