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The Two Krishnas: A Novel
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
The Diviners
Libba Bray
My Blue Notebooks PA: The Intimate Journal of Paris's Most Beautiful and Notorious Courtesan
Liane de Pougy

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins So, I may be one of the last people in the country to read this book. But I wanted to read it before I see the movie.I just finished it a few minutes ago, and I'm still processing it. For some reason the ending really irritated me. By the ending, I mean the last 5 pages or so. It felt...anticlimatic, or too climatic to just cut off so abruptly. I guess I'm annoyed because I hate that kind of development and they left it to be resolved in the next book? I never would have picked this up if not for how popular it's become.This is a part of popular culture that just doesn't really resonate with me much. I mean, dystopian societies have never really been my thing, and there's a reason I've never watched Battle Royale. Survival narratives have never really interested me, and I did think that the book dragged at times during the Games, particularly at the beginning of them. I don't really understand how this series became the Next Big Thing. I certainly didn't like it as much as Divergent. That said, I did really like a lot of aspects of it. I liked the worldbuilding, and the characters. I liked the politics. I really liked the lead up to the Games, and I liked the ending ceremonies and all of that. I like Katniss and Peeta. I think I like Peeta more than Katniss at the moment, but that's just because I'm surprisingly annoyed at her right now. So, in conclusion...I realize my review sounds sort of negative, but I did like the book. I just didn't LOVE it.