The Hunger Games: A Review
Just a note, I'm going to try and keep this review spoiler free.
I finally finished The Hunger Games by Suzane Collins, which right now is the hot new item on the book shelves. After hearing about the movie, and nothing but praise from both regular readers and critics, I decided to give it a fair shot. So, just to get it out of the way, here are some of the flaws I found (yes, they are there) while reading it:
First and foremost, the execution. If you read my journal talking about my first impressions of it, you'll know that I absolutely despise the way it's written. First person AND in present tense. First person I can deal with if it's done right. Present tense, to me, is just unforgivable. But, despite my gripes, I soldiered on. I'll touch on this subject again later.
Secondly, I realized half way through that this really isn't a character piece. Katniss, while being a strong female lead, almost came off as too strong in the beginning. Both emotionally and physically (