I recently picked up this book for my birthday, and i finished it yesterday. Such a fantastic read, and i was inticed even more after realizing that the awesome premise for the book is being turned into a film, which is being released in March as the first part of a trilogy.
The plot goes like this:
In a dystopian future, every year children aged from 12 to 18 are chosen to participate in the Hunger Games, a live televised "game show" of sorts, where the 24 tributes (12 boys and 12 girls, one from each of the 12 districts) are made to fight it out to the death and survive in an arena filled with an expansive wilderness and mutated creatures left over from a war hundreds of years before. 24 enter and only one is allowed to survive.
Like i said, the book was awesome, and i can't wait for the other 2 parts of the trilogy to be delivered.
Here's the trailer for the film: