Originally Posted by Spitball
I was okay with The Hunger Games. It was overhyped but enjoyable. Many of my students loved it, but kids/people get caught up in hype.
I enjoyed the series quite a bit -- the books suffered from inconsistent pacing, though. Book 2 is lighter on material (though, probably the best written of the three), and it leaves Book 3 with a ton of exposition to get through in addition to wrapping up the character arcs.
Most series end up being bloated messes, so I appreciate the attempt at a quick 3 book resolution. However, the series would probably have been better served by splitting the last volume into two parts. The ending of the book is so rushed that a lot of big-impact moments are blunted and a lot of the payoff to various plotlines ends up being a few paragraphs of resolution.