So not worth the hype. At 50 pages in I kept wondering when is this going to get good. Maybe I'm missing something but this was not what I had expected. It didn't help that co-workers who had seen the movie were shocked that I wasn't in love with the book. Katniss as a strong female character...not a chance. She's just as wimpy as Bella Swan. The writing is as bad as the Twilight series too.
I liken my reaction to the book with this GameFly commercial, although my tantrum was just knocking everything off my desk and dropping a few f-bombs.
All that being said, I know I'll eventually read the other two books in the series but that's because I'm a glutton for punishment. Plus I want to know if I have figured out how the series ends.