Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Hunger Games (#3) Published: 2010 I read it: July 2011 You don’t want to read my thoughts if you like this series. If you haven’t read it, then you’re not missing out. The first book was okay, and then things got worse–a lot worse. Collins…

Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Hunger Games (#2) Published: 2009 I read it: June 2011 Quick and fun, same as the first. Collins still employs cliche phrases, and scatters commas onto the page in shotgun style, and every misuse of “literally” stands out like Katniss on the beach. But I’m…

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Hunger Games (#1) Published: 2008 I read it: May 2011 Who doesn’t want to love The Hunger Games? I certainly wanted to. It’s a killer premise and a sure page-turner, and it delivered on at least some of the scenes I had sought. But there…