A few years ago I was given a copy of the Hunger Games (the third one) in French, which is aimed at teenagers. However I was surprised to see that the narration is entirely in the present tense. The first sentence reads:
Je baisse les yeux vers mes chaussures.
Is this normal for modern French books, or was I given an easy version since I'm still learning French? If it is normal, at what point (target audience, genre) do French books start being written in the passé simple? Also is the passé composé used at all in literature?