The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I finally broke down and did it, and now I know what everyone else is talking about. If you're not sure what the book is about think back to the short story you probably read in middle school, "The Lottery," in a way it's pretty much the same story. According to the boy there's also a Japanese movie called Battle Royal which is pretty much the same story, where teenagers are forced to kill each other as well.
While it may have been somewhat of a recycled concept it doesn't read that way. It's impossible to put down, and once I started I was done withing 24 hours and buying the next one. Of course it is teen fiction, so it's not that long, but still it's impossible to stop reading.
In a way I was surprised that this book is such a hit with teen girls due to the somewhat goriness inside. But there is a love triangle a la Jacob and Edward so in a way it make sense. It's funny because I tend not to read a lot of gory fiction with lots of death, but I still loved this book. I've already started the second, and I have a feeling I'm going to love it just as much as the first.
16 hours ago