I've spent practically all day reading (hence the lack of a 'normal' post from me) and I've finished reading the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy- I started reading it last weekend but I got sidetracked by other things and got around to reading most of it today :) I thought I'd share my own mini review of it with you!
If you haven't read it yet, you seriously need too! I have to say I was pretty sceptical about it for a while- after all the last book to receive such hype was erm... Twilight... but my sister read it and I do (generally) trust her judgement so she persuaded me to give it a read. I am definitely pleasantly surprised, it kept me totally hooked from the very first page.
I love the main character Katniss; she manages to be a strong character that is still able to show weakness (a benefit of writing in the first person I think) and Peeta (though I hated him for a while in the middle!) The plot is really well thought out- there are unexpected twists and turns all over the place; I kept turning to Amy and saying 'OMG did that really just happen!'
Suzanne Collins has created such an interesting world- I think it's supposed to be a dystopian version of America, but it could be anywhere- another planet even- and she has the just got the right balance of description within the book; with enough detail to give the reader a good picture of what's happening, but enough gaps to allow room for my own imagination :)
I can imagine that IF it's done well this film will be absolutely amazing (and for me that's a big if- I don't rate the Harry Potter films at all because they change so much from the books- I'm quite fussy about book adaptations) but I really do recommend reading the books before the film- you've got until March the 23rd in the UK!
Have you read The Hunger Games yet?