The Hunger Games

Different friends & family have been recommending The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins to be for years. You know I love Suzannes {:)} & enjoy a young adult series {hello, I’m looking at you Twilight & Harry Potter}. I’d requested & received it from the library a couple times & then wish listed & received it from paperbackswap {I got tired of paying the library overdue fees for it}. But the premise for The Hunger Games kept holding me back. Futuristic North America that’s a dictatorship other country. That this dictatorship punishes the 12 districts every year by forcing them to send in two teenagers in a fight-to-the-death match televised nationwide then celebrate the one of murdered/outlasted everyone else? Sounded too much for me.

I needed a break though from thought-filled book club books & TTC stress, so a couple weeks ago I took off to the pool by myself on a sunny Sunday.  Four hours & almost 200 pages later, I was hooked. Suzanne does such a great job with the story & characters that Katniss felt like a friend. I’d suspended all my disbeliefs and felt like I was part of Penam feeling the struggle & the highs along with Prim & Gale & Peeta & Haymitch.

You might’ve seen my FB message asking for the second in the series, Catching Fire. I finished The Hunger Games by Tuesday night & wanted needed to know what happens next. Thankfully my brother & sister-in-law-to-be own all three & brought the book to my parents’ house so that it was waiting for me when I arrived Friday night. Yep, you guessed it. I’m already 150 pages in & you’ll get a Catching Fire review soon. Put aside your doubts & go read The Hunger Games now.


  1. Joanna says:

    I haven’t read it for the same reason, but I keep hearing all these good things about it. Also, do I really need another series to be addicted to? One day I’ll read them, but I’m not up for it yet.

  2. Elle says:

    I wish I still had time to read like that! I used to read constantly before kids, now it takes me six months to finish a 200 page book, getting in a page here & there, whenever I can.

    • Suz says:

      Guess that is one “nice” part of being kid-free for the moment ~ my crazy love of reading hasn’t been interrupted. Hope you get a moment to read soon!

  3. Alena says:

    I really want to try this. It’s on sale on the nook…so if I can’t find someone to lend it to me I may buy it.

    • Suz says:

      I just sent my copy off on paperback swap. Otherwise, I’d bring it to BlogHer. Check out my FB post about it; I think someone might’ve mentioned having it on a reader. Might be worth the buy if you can’t find it for free!

  4. Suzanne says:

    They are SO GOOD. SO. SO. GOOD. Even my husband read them and agreed, and he even refused to read Harry Potter. You know there are movies, right? The first movie comes out this year I think!

    • Suz says:

      Yes I had heard about it being made into a movie. While I was working in Forest City, NC, it was on the news that some old warehouses right by there were being turned into the sets! The actors had been spotted around Asheville, NC too. I’m excited now to see it!

  5. It’s so amazing. I just finished book three and felt like my friend had moved away. I didn’t want to read them either (sounded morbid) but I could not put them down.

  6. Kate says:

    You read and love all the books I do….I check your website to get ideas for my next one!
    Finished Hunger Games Series right after Carter Elizabeth was born..

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