I originally did not want to read this book, a girl at school knowing my love for reading told me (before they got big around here) that I need to read this book. I thought "She doesn't read that much, it is probably just a okay book." But later when everyone was reading them, I got to the point where I wanted to read them just to see what the big deal was and figured it was a good time because the last book had just come out (I really don't need any more in progress series). So I bought a paperback copy and dug in. Finished it and got on Amazon and ordered Catching Fire and Mockingjay in hardcover, because I so badly wanted to know what happened to this characters I feel in love with. To me this is a five star book and worth a read.