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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games
5 of 5 stars

Just read this today. Yes -- all of it. That's your review right there.

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Catching Fire
3 of 5 stars

Not as tight as the first, but still engrossing enough to launch me straight into the next book.

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay
4 of 5 stars
Wow. I was not prepared for how dark these books went. They're not always the best-written things going, but the overall story is engaging, much more complex than I initially expected, and certainly more emotionally challenging that I would have predicted. After a certain point, I had honestly come to expect a Hamlet-level bloodbath, and only a secondary, maybe tertiary character to left to give us the narrative window into the denouement. It's not quite that hopeless at the end, but the bittersweet is heavy on the bitter.

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