by Suzanne Collins. Good timing too, since someone was just telling me about this book (these books-this is the first of a series) at a party not too long ago. He told me that the title comes from an event that takes place in the post-apocalyptic story itself: namely, an annual televised event wherein the government chooses a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts of the city for a televised battle in which only one person can survive.
I told him it sounded like the plot from the old Schwarzenegger flick Running Man*
So Muni riders, is this a good read? According to wikipedia Hunger Games is a young adult novel. Damn, what happened to Judy Blume?!
* Running Man the movie is apparently based on a novel by Stephen King with the same name. Huh. No kidding.