This is a very good book but you must read the first of the series. It is worth the read and you will enjoy the very good writting of Suzanne Collins. I am looking forward to the third in this series. Worth while in every way.
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After I finished the Hunger Games I immediately started the second book. I was worried that the story would be slow, after the heart-stopping suspense of the first book, but Collins did it again. Katniss, Peeta and Gale feel like family to me now and the villain, President Snow is absolutely loathsome. I think about the book whenever I'm not reading it. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a book series (not even Harry Potter) more than this. I can't wait to start book 3.
Listed to all three books, each was enjoyable in its own right. Start with the first if you haven't already read, and if you have already read the first and enjoyed it, there should be no doubt that you won't consider reading the second and the third. Only wish there were more, really enjoyed!!
I was almost going to stop reading after the first one. I didn't see how the story could get any better. So glad I continued!!! It just keeps getting better!!
I am in my 40's and an avid reader. I don't normally read books for young adults but I read so much about the Hunger Games in magazine reviews that I thought I would give it a try. And while I loved the Hunger Games I think this book is my favorite of the series. Suzanne Collins is so imaginative and always keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. It is great to see a character such as Katniss really grow as she faces the challenges of life. I loved this series and cannot wait to see the movies. And I would also recommend listening to this one a second time as I found there were some things I missed the first time around. Highly recommend the who series (but start with Hunger Games first!!)
I think I liked this book the best because it was the center of the story and I couldn't wait to hear each word. Be warned it ends abruptly and will make you run out and buy Mocking Jay as fast as you can!
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Suzanne Collins is a great writer! This Hunger Games series is very imaginative and creative. I hope we see much more out of this author. I was just expecting another game like the first book but there wer some good twiests and turns. Can't wait for "Mockingjay"!
I never read a book buy Suzanne Collins until I read the first book in this series, "The Hunger Games" This book did not disappoint me a a continuation of the story.
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yeah. i read the first one and thought it was well written etc but the content really bothered me. so in the second book it only gets more ridiculous when they get to go BACK into the ring? oh come on. enough is enough. while everyone else seems to think these books are fantastic, i say move on, pick something else... like say, Shiver or Linger. both fantasies and young adult but far more entertaining than the storyline where kids kill each other. nice.
This author has a way of drawing you into Katniss's world. I thoroughly enjoyed all the books. I don't know how much to attribute to the narrator, who did a fantastic job, or the author. If you enjoyed the 1st book then you have to get all three. They are well worth it.