Shirley Jackson's Lottery meets Reality show with a dash of Haulden Caulfield.
I read this book only after watching both Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I have to admit that movie did a great job - even augmenting the book!
However, there were still couple of things making it worth reading.
Present tense needs getting used to, but on the other hand provides such a quick ride.
I liked it a lot.