I had avoided The Hunger Games for over a year while friends raved about it. After I saw a preview of the movie earlier in the year and was able to read the first book for free as part of Prime, I bought the trilogy and read it, enjoyed it, saw the movie, and just finished re-reading the books again.
It's not perfect, there are holes scientifically and culturally, but it is enjoyable and even though the main character is a young woman, I would not class it as young adult fiction since, even though there is no sex mentioned or described, it deals with some rather adult themes and it does it not horribly.
The characters have depth and breadth, even the ones we see briefly and though we are treated to some cookie cutter characters in the ancillary, we deal with the same thing in everyday life were we pigeon hole folks who brush against our day and never grow out of the role we've assigned them.
I won't say the author planned her treatment of these characters in this manner but it did not grate on me while I read the books and, really, that's about the best you can do considering the absolute hatred I have felt for various writing styles that barely define two dimensions for main characters.
So, I found the story enjoyable, I found the writing style accessible, and I found the conclusion believable within the context of the world created. That's a win in my estimation.
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