Reader Friends, I am so sorry that I've been neglecting you this week. Do you want to know why I have been unable to blog? Are you curious? Did you miss me? Here it is:
No problems with any of the writing. Short, essay format, all the author use examples from the book to back up their theories. I liked the analytical and at times academic looks at the book in conjunction with the series as a fun read. This book requires the reader to think critically about the series, which I always appreciate. It's also a fairly easy read, intended for a YA audience, so it's not dry or difficult.
This is a no-brainer. If you loved the series, you'll enjoy this book. Some essays are not as interesting as others, depending on which parts of the books you enjoyed most, but overall it's a great tool for analyzing the series. I read it in small portions along with some other books and that worked perfectly for me. I could read an essay or two at a time, ten to fifteen pages each, and then focus on something else, which I like. Lots of clearly defined stopping points.
If you haven't read the Hunger Games Trilogy, don't read this book - it does have spoilers and you probably won't find it very interesting. If you read the Hunger Games books and you didn't like them, again, this probably won't interest you all that much. But if you LOVED the books and you can't get enough, this is perfect for you.