My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had mixed feelings about the world of The Hunger Games. I liked how heroic Katniss Everdeen was at the beginning and end of the book, but to be honest, I really didn’t like her. She was a bit too selfish for my taste and I didn’t enjoy being inside her head. I found her realistic as a character, almost a typical teen. I understood her need for survival which is what really what kept me reading.
The action in the book was a little more graphic than I expected and certainly wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive readers, but if you are able to remind yourself “It’s only a story” then I certainly recommend this high energy read.