I realize I'm the last YA blogger on Earth to talk about The Hunger Games, but OHMYSTARS, HOW FRIGGING AMAZING WAS IT? I'm kicking myself for letting it sit on my to-read pile for so long! It made for the BEST reading day yesterday. I couldn't put it down.
For the handful of people who visit this blog who aren't as familiar with teen literature, this novel is a Big Deal right now. It's a Brave New World-esque story set in a North American dystopia, about a sixteen year-old girl sent to play in the nation's Hunger Games. The Games are played by two children from each district, for a total of twenty-four contestants. It is a televised fight to the death. There can only be one winner.
I'd only heard great things about this book. That the writing was superb and the action fast. That the characters were three-dimensional and the situation gripping. All of this is true.
But what no one -- no one -- told me, is that this novel also has KISSING!
WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE KISSING???
Because had I known about the absolutely positively delicious love triangle tangled into the plot, I would have read this months ago! SO. GOOD.
So . . . I'm curious. For those of you who've already read the book: Are you Team Gale (best friend) or Team Peeta (tribute)?
'Cause I'm TOTALLY Team Gale.
Very curious to see where this is all going. Eek! I can't wait until the second book, Catching Fire comes out in September.
[Warning: There are spoilers in the comments!]