The advantage of coming late to the Hunger Games is that you can have all three books available in case you want to binge through the nearly 1,200 pages at one sitting. Don’t you hate when one book leaves you in suspense and you have to wait years for find out what happened next? No problem if you have all three books in a neat box.
My grand daughters did binge through the first book long before I bought the trilogy. I figured, they’re young and have the stamina to stay up all night. By the time I reached page ten of the first volume of The Hunger Games, I was in for the long haul. I did have to sleep for four hours in the middle, but finished the next day. It took me a little longer to get into Catching Fire, but that hooked me for Mockingjay. It seems you never escape The Hunger Games.
Where should you store your boxed trilogy? I’d put my on the shelf between George Orwell’s 1984 and the original Star Wars Trilogy. The Hunger Games keep you involved with the action and rebellion of Star Wars, but leaves you without hope of ever escaping Big Brother in all his forms. Look around you if you think otherwise. Don’t we send our young off to be killed or brain injured for the bread and games of the Capitol. Boxing, football, hockey and other blood sports aren’t that far from The Hunger Games. Kids train on Grand Theft Auto and then go out and shoot up the neighborhood school. We have a problem. Suzanne Collins brings it into focus with her wonderful writing. Think about its deeper meaning.