The Hunger Games Book and Movie

With release this week of The Hunger Games movie, the Amazon Best Sellers for Teens list shows 11 of the top 15 books are from Suzanne Collins' mega blockbuster series: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. That's amazing, to think of all those teens reading all those books.

Meanwhile the film is rated 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2 of 10 on IMDb. Entertainment Weekly has a piece called 'The Hunger Games': What the movie missed about the book. A young colleague who saw the movie last night said she liked the book better -- but enjoyed the film and appreciated that it was exciting but not gory, faithful to its PG-13 rating. What do you think?


I love these books! The movie was not as good as the books, but it was actually quite good considering. I was really glad they didn't over-gore it, because that really wasn't the main plot of the book!! Overall I think it was good, and I can't wait to read the third book (I'm on the wait list right now!!)