OMDE, I loved this book! I was a fan of Suzanne Collin's book 'Gregor the Overlander' when I was younger, but I had no idea that she'd written another book until I saw the recommendation for The Hunger Games on Steph's website. So I made my dad get it for me all the way from Atlanta. (Believe me, that's far from where I'm currently sitting).
Anyway, I LOVED it! I read it so fast, and just couldn't put it down. I couldn't believe that Katniss didn't realize that Peeta was really in love with her until the end. That was sort of sad, even though I understand that she had a lot of other things to worry about.
Gale is hotter than Peeta, but I feel that she made the right decision in saying that she never wants to have children...
And I wish that there was a little more characterization in the book. Maybe Twilight has spoiled me, but I really wanted to know more about all the characters. Even Katniss herself was incomprehensible at times.