The Hunger Games

I finally caved in and read The Hunger Games yesterday.

I feel like that’s all everyone has talked about lately. It’s been all over my social network feeds, that’s for sure.

It sat on my side table for weeks (probably longer) after Imran lent me the book and insisted I read it (along with Faraz). Two nights ago, I picked up the book and couldn’t put it down! I read nearly a third of the book before falling asleep and finished it off yesterday morning reading it every chance I got (in the car, etc.).

The book captures your attention, keeps you on the edge of your seat, and you just can’t read it fast enough! Although it wasn’t my style of reading, it kept me captivated for most of it. It’s written really well and so descriptive that it makes you feel as if you are there in person observing the moment.

Many people have asked me what I thought of the book — and the best way I could describe it is that it’s like a more evil version of The Lord of the Flies and 1984 put together.

The concept is cruel, inhumane, and absolutely absurd…. but it sure makes you think!

Am I going to watch the movie? Absolutely not. I can’t stomach gruesome scenes for the life of me.

Have you read The Hunger Games? Did you watch the movie… or are you planning on it? What do you think of it? If you haven’t read/watched… is there a reason?

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