Sometimes when everyone raves over a new book, my stubbornness emerges and I avoid reading it.
I have no good reason for this, I’m just contrary.
After approximately 45,879 people told me to read these books I was still ignoring them.
Then it was picked as our book club book last month so I gave in.
How did I like it? I’m not sure.
On the one hand:
I was completely sucked in, couldn’t put it down, dreamed about it (mostly nightmares), lost sleep over it and got the next books as soon as I could.
On the other hand:
The main character drove me nuts in the second book and was annoying in the third. It’s got a pretty good ick factor, nightmare inducing even. By the third book I felt as though the author was sticking with her gimmick that worked instead of branching out leaving me a bit so-so on some of the plotting. And, even though this should be superfluous, the name Peeta was fine with me until I tried to say it out loud and then every time I saw it I thought of PETA and that’s just never good.
But even with all that I couldn’t put it down.
Would I recommend it? ??????
I know that since 87,902 people told me to read this some of you must be out there. Help me out here, would you give it a broad recommendation, or do you all just like to get me to read things that are nightmare inducing??