Has anyone else read this yet? What did you think of it? I got Jason to pick it up for me because I kept seeing the cover everywhere (and you know I always judge a book by its cover!) and read reviews and it seemed like a good read. I started it, then put it aside for a bit, and I just finished it (and it just so happens to be my book club's choice for April/May). It was pretty good, I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars. If you're looking for a mature read, with some suspense and a topic that will pull at your "mom" heartstrings, you should definitely check it out. On the downside, it's told from the point of view of a 5 year-old, and I found the language rather irritating. If you can get past that, though, it's a book that will keep you thinking about it long after you've finished reading it.
One of the books I put "ROOM" aside for was this one:
I almost didn't read this book because of the main character's name, Katniss. It just sounds too much like "Cat Piss" for my liking, and I didn't think I could get past that. It's also a young adult book, and I don't like to think of myself as "juvenile", but I'd heard good things so I decided to give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised! It's non-stop action and excitement, and because it's told in the first person, her name is hardly ever mentioned! I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next two in the series, and when I saw them on the shelf at the library, I snapped them up right away (and put down "Room" again) and finished them in a week or so.
"Catching Fire" is next in the trilogy, and it is just as fast-paced and thrilling as the first.
Then comes the final installment, "Mockingjay". A bit of a disappointment for me, but still good. It's just a bit slower than the first two. Anyway, there will be a "Hunger Games" movie, and I can't wait to see it in theatres! Should give "Twilight" a run for its money!
Right now I'm reading this:
Pretty creepy looking, eh? I'm not sure if I'm totally into the paranormal genre, but I am enjoying this book for the moment. It's a real whodunnit, with fast pacing and a lot of suspense. I'll let you know if it's a winner!