The story takes place on a futuristic North America which is called Panem. It mainly revovles about Katniss Everdeen, a 16-years-old.
Panem's Capitol, the elite, organizes a -deadly- game which is called the Hunger Games. Two citizens called tributes, one male and one female, will be chosen every year to join.
When I was reading the book, my brother notices and asked what it is about. Then I answer. I agree with his reply, "It's just Battle Royale."
It is. Of course, everyone knows that Katniss will win since main protagonists always do. She does but Suzanne Collins, the author, added some twist that to be honest, I didn't expect.
I say it's definitely a must read. Oh, and, "Expect the unexpected."