So by now the world and his wife has read The Hunger Games and it has been reviewed to the moon and back since the release of the film. So for these reasons I won't be doing a normal review for this book!
When I first started working at Waterstones four years ago it wasn't until about my second year there that I really got stuck into my reading again. My Assistant Manager at the time loved reading books from the teen/ya section and she spoke about The Hunger Games all the time but for some reason I failed to pick the book and read even though we had similar taste.
I think the problem was there was so much hype about a book I think you may have heard of, Breaking Dawn, do you know it? Well anyway, I didn't have a clue what it was at the time and I didn't know how big the Twilight books were but these two teenage girls spoke about how much they loved Edward I was sucked into the whole Twilight world and the world of paranormal romance. And I read anything from that genre I could get my hands on and it was not until the hype of The Hunger Games film that I picked up the books.
I was at the cinema and the trailer for The Hunger Games played and I thought it looked pretty awesome so the next day I bought the trilogy. But other books got in the way and I was very naughty and ended up watching the film before reading the book! I know, I know! For many readers this is a sin and I always say to the Harry Potter watchers how they should have read the books first. But after seeing The Hunger Games and then reading the book I was not disappointed!!
The only problem with seeing a film before reading the book is that the characters faces are already in your mind and you are robbed of your own imagination. But if I'm honest I preferred it that way with this book and I enjoyed the book just as much as the film and I am very much looking forward to starting Catching Fire tonight.