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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Mar 11, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2012
Read from April 23 to 29, 2012

I think this book has confused me more star rating wise than any other. I know it's YA but the writing is so basic and bland to the point it was annoying (I'm not one for thinking everything has to be a overwritten piece of pretentious twaddle, but there has to be something, some kind of flourish to show that not just any old bum, like me, could have wrote it.)

And yet; even though I saw every twist and turn coming and knew where the story would be in fifteen pages time, it was still totally addictive, I needed to keep reading, I cared about the relationships, and I have no idea why! It's literary crack.

I was going to give it four stars but certain things in the closing section I really didn't like, and while I was planning on reading the trilogy back-to-back, it hasn't left me wanting to know where the series goes from here in any great rush.

I enjoyed it while reading but feel distinctly 'meh' about the whole thing after.

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Katie Lymn Haha I agree.

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