So, I’m walking through an airport a few weeks ago, right at the height of the Hunger Games hype, and a book cover caught my eye.
I had read the HG books a year ago when a teacher friend gave me some sci-fi/fantasy recommendations, and like most everyone else I read them back-to-back-to-back in virtually one sitting. Me in the Stratolounger, cans of Diet Coke scattered about, Doritos dust smearing the buttons of my Kindle. “Just a couple more pages, honey. Seriously . . .”
Which means that while most others were reading the real books in prep for the movie, I’d already been there-done that and needed at least something even vaguely reminiscent of a Katniss fix to tide me over until HG movie D-Day. And this one looked promising. Just before boarding my flight I downloaded it to my Kindle and began reading soon after the 10,000-foot chime. And yeah, I was hooked after a couple of paragraphs.
Here’s my in-a-nutshell no-spoiler summary: