So, basically you have two choices with this book. 1. You can read it now, and spend the next year dying for the sequel, or 2. You can wait to read it until the trilogy is complete (or more complete) and get sucked in for however long it takes you to read them, instead of just however long it takes you to read one of them.
What I'm trying to say here is that The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a good book. It's got adventure (boy has it!). It's got danger. It's got politics. It's got romance. It's gonna be a big hit with teens -- guys and gals alike. I made Jacob read it because I needed to talk to someone about it right away.
The Hunger Games. Picture the ancient Roman Gladiators meeting the modern reality show Survivor. In a time that is kind of between the future and the past, but definitely not the present. Also picture fireballs and mutant wasps and all manner of weaponry. Yeah, you're not going to need to worry about language or sensuality, but weapons get plenty of use.
Jacob's 2 cents: "Only 2 cents? I don't know if I can narrow it down to that. . . . Read it. But don't expect a satisfactory ending." Yeah, it was very cliffhanger. This one, I must recommend specifically for Micah, but like I said, the rest of you only have 2 choices. Read it now, or read it later.