This week we've been asked to pick a favorite book from the Hunger Games trilogy. This is a tough question to answer, but I guess I can start by eliminating the final book, Mockingjay. I didn't enjoy this book as much for a couple reasons: I felt like it was a little too depressing to be honest, and also I agree with what was said in class on Thursday, that the book was a little too rushed. It's not that I hate every book that fails to tie up all loose ends in a fairy-tale, happy manner, but I just felt like the state of Panem and Katniss in particular was so dark and left so much to question that I couldn't really get much closure out of the final book. Additionally, as was said in class, the final battle ends too fast and involves Katniss too little in my opinion. She seemed to not play a very key role in the last leg of overthrowing the capital, which kind of left an empty feeling to the end of the book in my opinion.
I have to say my favorite of the trilogy is the first book, The Hunger Games. The pace of the book and writing style is better and more balanced. There seems to be more of a buildup, and more detail about the background of the story. I enjoy that part of books that I read, the filling in between major plot points. I feel like that gives the book more depth. I like to get to know characters and settings, and without that I feel like the book is moving too fast and skipping necessary backstory.