The Hunger Games  - Suzanne  Collins Cross-posted here at my blog: Take Me Away... On the Pages of your Story So, here we go... In the beginning we meet Katniss, her family, and her best friend Gale. During this time there is a lot of info to process. It was one of those stories where it certain parts had to be read twice to be sure you didn't miss anything. But the unique premise, the convincing of other bloggers, and the final push from my friend Shenell saying "Just make it to the Games," I decided what the heck. I let go of everything and actually tried to enjoy the story. When they got to the part about naming the tributes, I was finally intrigued enough to keep going. Soon afterward I found myself not wanting to put it down. The very first night of reading it, I found myself dreaming that I was District 12's tribute. One thing I could tell early on, was that Suzanne Collins could really write and that her imagination was HUGE, seeing as how she created this world of Panem and the Capitol and the Games and makes the story seem one of a kind. As I read, I see the story unfolding more and more. I could tell from the beginning, Katniss was no ordinary heroine. She was clearly, a heroine of all heroines... And I realized this just in Part I! Finally I got to "The Games" as promised to my friend. By then I was hooked. I loved everything about all the different Districts and the Capitol. It was all so different, I just enjoyed being in that world. But then the Games began and it got real.... Or so I thought. I'm not sure if its just me, but Katniss didn't seem to be doing anything for the first part. I understand why she wasn't it, but at the same time, I thought it would focus on the others doing it to each other too. Especially since it was so hyped up by EVERYONE. I mean, I expected her to have her bow and arrow blazing in glory..... Anyways, things finally picked up again at the tracker-jacker scene and I admit, I panicked a little lol Then I started furiously reading trying to make sure she didn't get hurt or anything. Then as the Games ended, I was getting surprise, after Surprise, after SURPRISE! Then as the story was ending, it seemed to play more on the romance and the unfinished items of the story. I knew I was hooked if I even couldn't put the book down after the climatic part. It was really an amazing story. Katniss took me on an incredible journey. I loved learning everything about her, because her history made her who she was currently and I wanted to know everything. I wouldn't say I'm obsessed now, but I WILL say I'll be at the midnight showing of the movie lol