By Lindsey | March 30, 2012
I picked up the first Hunger Games book a few months ago after reading about a few people I follow online really enjoying it. I put it off and with the movie coming out (well, it’s out now), decided to power through it two days before the movie release just in case I ended up seeing some spoilers.
The Hunger Games is an easy read, thanks to it being targeted toward a younger audience I’m sure, but it’s not dumbed down. The book was unputdownable and I finished it in the two days I set out to finish it in. I rarely read books for such a long period, not since the last Harry Potter book came out, but the story is thrilling. I wanted to know what happened next and found myself rationalizing—if I just read the next chapter, then I’ll go clean the bathroom or take care of some work. Of course, that went on all day and last Thursday was a write-off… oops.
In some parts of the book, I was a little worried it was turning too Twilight-y, with Katniss caring for both Peeta and Gale. The relationships seem a little less Twilight-y now, but I’m still a bit worried. I’ve ordered the next two books from Amazon, but they haven’t shipped yet. Once I tackle those, I’ll post some more about Hunger Games.
What did you think of the book? What about the movie? I still haven’t seen the film yet, but I’m curious. I’ve heard mixed reviews, as well as warnings of shakey-cam. I had a hard time watching Cloverfield in theatres due to the shakyness, so I guess we’ll see what kind of a headache I get with Hunger Games!
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