The recent popularity of Suzanne Collin's thrilling trilogy of books, titled The Hunger Games, is a testament to its power to inspire.
Katniss Everdeen is the heroine of all three of the books. The teenager lives in an impoverished district of a post-apocalyptic America, where starvation is a very real threat. She is chosen to compete in the Hunger Games, a horrifying, televised gladiator-style event. Katniss must use her wit, skill and perseverance to defeat the other 23 competitors in the arena, all of whom are under the age of 18.
The first book focuses on the games, and it's likely that most readers will find it difficult to put the book down. The second two books follow Katniss' life after the games, as the young girl seems to be an accidental catalyst for a revolution that will change her world as she knows it.
Katniss' passion for justice, equality and human rights is inspirational in its own right, but the young girl's ability to master her own fears in the face of certain death is likely to move any reader.
Ilchi Lee believes personal growth is integral for positive change in one's life. Those who want to maximize their brain potential may want to look into meditation in addition to reading inspiring books.