rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is definitely a page-turner (maybe not a completely accurate description considering I listened to the audio book). And as young adult fare goes, it is a bit more sophisticated. The main characters may be children, but they are living adult lives and making (or being forced to make) decisions beyond their years.
Most of my favorite books hinge on my love of the main characters. I'm not sure I love Katniss as much as I've loved some others, but I appreciate her complexity. So much about her is admirable, yet she doesn't (mostly) make decisions based on what will make her lovable. She does what she has to do to guarantee her survival and the survival of those she loves. I'm looking forward to the next book.
**Audio Review: Very adequate. Not amazing, but not distracting. Overall I rather enjoyed listening to this book. I don't typically choose shorter books to listen to, but this was a good one.
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