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Old 04-10-2012
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The Hunger Games is a fantastic series - I'm glad you started reading it. I read them all last year, and it was a great experience. I thought that Catching Fire, the second book, was the best. I have to agree with Zairak though - Suzanne Collins built up on the romance too much. It was originally intended to be something subtle that added to the ambiance of the first book, but by the second book it became too strong for my tastes. Overall though, I did think that the second book was the best. The first book came as a close second, and the last book, Mockingjay, was a bit of a letdown. I thought that they didn't show enough of Katniss' emotion towards the end. The author definitely could have made it longer. Look at J.K. Rowling! She jumped from 300 pages per book to over 600, and her books were still a huge success. Had Suzanne Collins put a bit more time into Mockingjay, I'm sure it would have been even better.

The series is AMAZING anyway, and I think you should definitely read it. At the very least, you should read them so that you can better understand the movies! :-)

Good luck and happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!
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