Here is what I originally had to say when I read it in 2011: I had heard a lot of people raving about Hunger Games and finally decided to see what all the fuss about and I am ECSTATIC that I did. One of my favorite novels is 1984 so I find anything with Big Brother themes to be intriguing. Although this is Young Adult, the content is deep and arresting. It reminds me of Harry Potter in the sense that you root for the good guys and can’t wait to see what’s next.
New Thoughts: Insofar as they relate to me, The Hunger Games Trilogy is the Indiana Jones Trilogy (because there is no four) of books. What I mean is that it doesn’t matter that I’ve seen Indiana Jones a gazillion times, if it’s on TV I can’t seem to tear myself away. I decided read The Hunger Games (book one) today and couldn’t put it down if I tried. And I think I could almost start at the beginning again right now.
It’s certainly not an entirely new concept, but the dystopian setting, roller coaster of emotions, and commanding heroine are just impossible for me to resist, and I really adore it.