After lots of persuasion through other people's blogs and reactions to the movie, I finally decided to read The Hunger Games. I wish I had read it as soon as I heard about it, but sadly I did not. I waited several years before I even skimmed the book to see whether I'd like it or not. Either way, this book was definitely worth reading. Though it wasn't as intense and violent as I thought it would be, (not saying it wasn't because it certainly was but from what I heard, I just imagined it to be a little more intense and action packed) I still enjoyed enjoyed this book a lot. Normally, a book as thick as The Hunger Gameswould take me a couple months to finish but I finished this book in just three days! It was definitely a page turner and had me reading several hours past midnight.
What I liked most about the book was that it clearly showed each character's personality and character. I would say defining characters and helping the readers understand each character's personality in a book is one of the most critical parts in a novel because of the huge impact it has on the reader's level of understanding of the book. Suzanne Collins did a great job on this. I was able to understand what kind of person each character was without difficulty. By understanding each character, I was able to somehow relate them to my life, whether it was to me or to other people I know. Being able to make a connection with the book helped me enjoy the book even more, on top of all the things the book already provided me with.
What was your favorite part of the book? What connections were you able to make with the book?