03 October 2011
The Hunger Games ~ Suzanne Collins
Fast paced teen fiction ~ Let The Games Begin
Part 1 of a trilogy
Not highly original but that makes no-never-mind as it is such a smooth, slick read. Plenty of non-stop action - a bit bloodthirsty but not overdone. Plus a bit of romance with star-crossed lovers and a bit of teens getting the better of adults. Nice to have a strong female lead and I guess you can forgive her shortcomings because of her youth.
I enjoyed it and have moved straight on the Part 2 ... but will it wear thin?