I read this 1st book based on the recommendations of a few friends and quickly found myself absorbed into the plot. I just had to read the entire series because I needed to know what happened to Katniss.
In this book we meet Katniss trying to survive the hardships of District 12 and worry that she might get picked for the Hunger Games. During the quell her worst fear comes true, she's not picked, her younger sister Prim is chosen. Katniss quickly steps forward and volunteers to take her place. From this point forward we follow Katniss' through the Hunger Games and get a better understanding of just how much of a pawn she and all of the people of the disricts are for the Capital