Hmm, not sure if I am interested in it. Can you talk about what you drew you to these books JR?
Personally, I found the description of the books to be offputting, but once I finally gave in and started reading, the excellent characterization held my attention. The world-building is also top notch.
I thought the concept was interesting but the fact they are kids threw me off. I will put these book on my future read list. I love when books can describe a place or event so well, that you can picture yourself in it.
Finished reading this series a few weeks ago. I absolutely love post-apocalyptic and dystopia fiction, so I really enjoyed this series. I felt that the first book was the best though... I;m not sure why I feel that way. i'll probably read these again and maybe figure that out. These books are not happy, but there is always a note of hope hovering in the despair, and the story proceeds at a fast pace, so you should give it a try.
I'm almost through with the 3rd one now. I think my sister-in-law turned me on to them. I think I liked the first book the best as well. The dynamics in the first book really seemed to grab my attention better than the second and third. It's a pretty crazy reality that Suzanne Collins created for the characters.