I can see why there’s so much hype about this story. I held off reading it until now as I wasn’t sure I could read a plot like this, about children. However, it’s so well done and so compelling I was fascinated. And pulling for Katniss and Peeta the whole time. I wish...well, I’ve apparently had my head buried under some rock. I didn’t realize the story continues in the next book. And I’m in a place where I can’t download Catching Fire. Argggh! So I’ll have to wait an entire week to read the next one. Come to think of it, I won’t be loading this review up until then, either. But I do want to applaud the author for a unique and captivating story. I read it in 3 days and I haven’t done that in ages. I could not put it down.
Addendum: I'm home from vacay and am well into Catching Fire. :)