"May the odds be ever in your favor"- She had been dreading this day, not only Katniss but the rest of Panem. Today was the annual drawing of the Hunger Games, the televised fight to the death. The drawing is for between ages 12-18. Katniss's little sister, Primrose (Prim), would be in the drawing for the first time as she was now 12. On your first drawing, you only have one slip with your name on it in (unless you sign up for tesserae, otherwise known as volunteer food rationing given by the government). Each year, you have one extra slip. Katniss had assured Prim that she would not be picked, that it was one in many slips. She couldn't have been picked. But to Katniss's dread, she was. Katniss knew she couldn't let her sister join. The four words she spoke next are how this story begins- "I volunteer as tribute." This book was interesting, and every page made me want to read more and see what would happen next. I rate this book 5/5, and recommend it to people who love to read dystopian or utopian books.