I finally jumped on the bandwagon to read "The Hunger Games." I have read quite a few post-apocalyptic books over the years, especially in the YA genrI finally jumped on the bandwagon to read "The Hunger Games." I have read quite a few post-apocalyptic books over the years, especially in the YA genre, and while Collins has a unique setting for her book, I still found myself for the first 100 pages of the book or so going - um, saw that coming.
The main character is interesting enough, but she did little that I wouldn't expect her to do: the strong girl who lost a father who protects/provides for her family while not realizing how beautiful and amazing she is. That being said, the story did become a page turner and I found myself wanting to finish. I wanted to see the end of the Games. I'm also interested enough in the world Collins has created that I have added the second book to my to read list. Not enough that I'll download it (I did read it on my Kindle Fire) immediately, but enough that I do hope to get to it someday.
Definitely worth a read and I can see why teachers love it as well because there is a lot for you to talk about with war, loss etc......more