Since I have been in love with Harry Potter since I was 11, it’s really difficult for me to jump on any literary bandwagons that have followed my most beloved series. It took me until after a movie was made to read any of the Twilight books, and The Hunger Games was no exception. It took until after the DVD came out, and me owning the books since March for me to finally decide to see what all the hype was about.
On Friday I started to read the first in the series. By the end of the day I had finished it. I was completely hooked. Now, I will preface any more praise of The Hunger Games by saying that nothing will ever be as good as Harry Potter, but I devoured this trilogy. I see why this book has become a best seller. It’s so easy to read, and it captures your attention. Three books in three days.
As far as these young adult series goes, The Hunger Games is beneath Harry Potter, but so much above Twilight that it is refreshing that something feels like it has surpasses the silly obsession with sparkling vampires and weak, pathetic girls.
So this week’s monday must-reads is The Hunger Games trilogy.
1. The Hunger Games