The Hunger Games trilogy are the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time and I'm sad I finished them last week (a huge shout out to my friend Jill for finally getting me to read them). The books are very harrowing and the characters are fantastic -- I think my classmates (who are also hooked) will agree with me that the character Peeta is the new Mr. Darcy, ha. The trilogy reminds me a lot of P.D. James' the Children of Men meets Big Brother (both the Orwell novel and trashy TV show). I highly recommend you check them out.
Next week the highly anticipated Hunger Games movie comes out, which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. I couldn't resist drawing it. Pictures from http://www.hungergamesmovieseries.com.
Left to right: Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.