HA! I finally finished (at 2AM...). I had to wait THREE months to get it from my library. Thus, i had to stay away from this thread in fear of spoilers, but now I can join in
So, my review: Excellent. I'm always up for a good futuristic sci-fi book like that, and I turely liked it. It ranks... below Pretties in terms of favorites, but that doesn't mean I don't like it. The plot is interesting, though slightly freaky. I'd compare it to the Matrix, but only by the inhumanity the Capitol has, forcing kids to kill each other and making everyone watch it and enjoy it, to the machines callous killing and exploitation of the human race.
Love Triangle: It would be a true love triangle if we knew more about Gale. I think, in the next book, we're going to really meet him. This one was just a begininng. The rivalry will really spring up now that they're home.
And with every book I read, I make a list of which characters are most likely to die. Top choice right now is... Peeta, followed by Gale. I'm not being heartless, but that's just what I think is going to happen, my predictions for the future plot. It won't be immediate, in fact, it'll probably be the climax of the next book.
So, all in all, I'm in earnest anticipation of the sequel. I wanna find out what'll happen (where's the rebel factor that needs to be there!?!? I'm pretty dang sure there is one!)
Ah, a forum? I think i shall go check it out....