Monday, June 25, 2012

The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay

I have no idea why I read these. I knew before I picked them up that they were 'young adult' fiction (which I take to mean no complexity, no sex and the predictable triumph of the obvious hero), and they are, but the pretty yellow bird on the black book made me curious.

And the first chapter led me on to the second. And so on. All the way through I was thinking 'Why are you reading these?', and yet I kept going and buying the next one.

They're really not bad, if you like that sort of thing. I have a strong desire to buy a mockingjay pin and fix it to my favourite tweed jacket. I am resisting that desire as hard as I can.

I imagine idealistic teens will love these books. If you have an idealistic teen then I have a complete set of three in their original beautiful covers. Free to a good home.


  1. My son, then 13, bought #1 and loved it. I read it too. Now both he and my daughter, 10, have read #2. I think they'd probably like #3 if its still available.

  2. Hmpf, I've checked, they've already read it...