Recommended Read: The Hunger Games trilogy
*Note: Don't worry if you haven't read these books - there are no spoilers in this post (the most spoilers are in the synopses I pulled from Amazon.com!) If you're like a million other people in the world, you've probably already read these books. If you're like me, you never read something when it's at its height and its trendiest. You wait and wait and then finally give in anyway (so why bother waiting? I don't know, but I always do). The benefit of this, of course, is you don't have to wait a year for the next book to come out and then another year for the third - they're all already out :).