I read this book straight through. Yes, again. It’s so compelling, I can’t put it down. If I pick it up, you can guarantee I’m going to read it straight through, even after all of these years.
I tried out the audiobook this time around, which was excellent. I’m so happy I decided to spend 2018 rereading some of my favorite novels, because I didn’t realize how much I had missed these worlds and characters until I started revisiting them.
When an author can make you want to be part of a desperate world, where kids are forced to kill each other for entertainment, that’s some kind of strange magic. The concept is obviously brilliant, but it’s the conflicts and emotions that resonate the most with this story. Also, the contrast of poverty vs. extravagance is portrayed so well. I can never escape once this world has sucked me in.
This book continues to win all of my stars.
Book 10 read in 2018