I admit it, I tried to see the Hunger Games while I was vacationing in San Francisco. The good thing for me was that I tried to see it two days before it came out and I was fortunate to see the book in the airport. I was driven to finish the book on the 4 1/2 hour flight from San Francisco to Chicago on March 22, 2012. Once I started the book, I was in the do not mess with me mode and I did finish it as we were pulling up to the gate.
Overall the book is written with believable characters, non-stop plot, and intriguing love story. However, with the previous mentioned, I enjoyed the symbolic resistance against an oppressive government. Without giving too much away, Katriss defies the order given at the of the game. Also, Katriss knows that her struggle is not only against others but against the government’s gladiatorial game.
I was moved by Katriss’ flower tribute to Rue.
If you like a good story and quick moving first person narrative, I suggest The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.