The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

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??

3 comments on “The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

  1. John says:

    I also dislike books where the characters are named after bread pockets. Can’t recommend that sort of book!

  2. Jessie says:

    You didn’t even read it! 😛

  3. Donna says:

    I just put Hunger Games in my bag to start reading this weekend.
    Been listening to “One Second After” William Forstchen while driving around the last week… one second after all our electrity/electronics are knocked out….also nightmare inducing. I think I need a windmill.

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