I'm amazed by the ratings this book has been given. I don't want to completely slate it as by no means is it a poor story but I don't think the comments left here are a true reflection of what the story offers and in my next paragraph I will explain why it doesn't deserve 5 stars.
The Book appears to have a real lack of content. It fails to grasp the desperation the characters should be feeling and for some reason no real back story is given for any of the kids from the other eleven districts. The "violence" is fairly mild in comparison to other books that have similar idea's involving people being made to fight for survival but most importantly is that I never really cared for any of the characters and the actions that some of them take just don't seem to fit the profile or situation.
Having said all of the above I still do believe it's an entertaining read I just feel it could have done more to engage the reader.