The Hunger Games
My friend read the Hunger Games trilogy in about a weekend. If you're unfamiliar with the books, they're based in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic land where poor kids are forced to fight to the death for a popular TV show. If you're looking for them in your local bookstore and can't find them, just check the Teen Drama section. I read the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy because of the rave reviews, but I never picked up the next two books. My friend filled me on the details of the second and third books one day over brunch. It took about an hour of solid storytelling on her part, and it was an impressive account of the details in the book. I just feel bad for the two people that were sitting right next to us the entire time. I hope they didn't plan on reading the books. Or if they did, I hope they were satisfied listening to all the details of the story instead of reading them.