Over vacation I read the first two books of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I left the third book at home because I figured there was no way I would finish all three on vacation then I started reading. I read the first two books in about a day each. Then I had a week before I could get my hands on the third one. It was torture!
The books follow the story of a young heroine who is made a tribute in the Hunger Games. That means that she has to fight to the death in an arena that can throw anything at her at any time. What follows is one of the most exciting and exhilarating reads I have experienced in a long time. I basically did not want to put the books down once I had picked them up. The action started pretty near the beginning and carried through the whole book.
In fact, when I was reading the last book, I stopped for the night in the middle of the action. I should have kept reading, because I was so curious about how everything was going to end that I couldn't sleep. If you are looking for a series to read, then I recommend The Hunger Games.
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