Since the book's publication in federal regulation of the food industry has been considered part and parcel of the things that are good about America. Not until the tea bagger Republicans of today came on the scene has that ever been challenged.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has a wonderful teenage female protaganist who is faced with unthinkable moral dilemmas. Her character exhibits strength and moral courage but the author does a strong job showing the toll violence takes. Excellent trilogy!