I pretty much wish I didn't read this book. I think the first Hunger Games could have stood on it's own. I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't like this one. I think it had to do with the writing, story telling and lack of character development. I also think that parts that could have just been summarized and skipped past were drug out way too long, and parts that had the most meaning and could have went into more detail were just skimmed over. This just wasn't a good book. At all.
I'm not a young adult, so maybe I never should have picked this up, but I heard it was funny and YA novels are sometimes enjoyable. I couldn't even bring myself to continue reading this one. It's ridiculous.
Certainly enjoyable. However, there are some glaring errors in logic by the main characters as well as unresolved or underwhelming conclusions to plot points.
This kept me interested through the whole book. What a different way to tell a story! The end could have been better, but it was still a good thriller.
The first act got tiring before moving to the second act. It's interesting, because while the narrator can speak of her fear, I didn't FEEL the terror like I should have. Comparing this to a book like "Room" by Emma Donaghue, where the narrator is completely oblivious to the dangers and my nerves were always on edge, this book fell short. I found myself more annoyed by the OCD abductor than afraid of him.
Glad to move onto act 2, things started to get interesting. However, in the end it just felt a little bit gimmicky and took away from any feelings of reality it may have had.
I enjoyed the story format, as told to Annie's psychiatrist, and her snarkiness. But given the subject matter, I should have walked away from this novel feeling much more disturbed than I did.