Have you guys heard of the hunger games series? I just bought the first book purely out of curiosity because everyone is raving about it.
It's based in the future where a powerful government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol's jurisdiction.
It sounds a bit sick and twisted to me, but I'll give it a go.
Have you read it/heard about it? What are your thoughts?