Welcome to my new Great Books feature. Starting off here is *The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins. I got the book and its sequels Christmas of 2010. I can't believe how fast I finished them. Now, if you have read the books you will understand that I was full on sobbing while reading portions of the books. In my opinion a mark of a great book is one that is emotionally engaging that somehow gives us insight to our humanity. Spoilers after the jump! The book takes place in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world of Panem.