I figured I'd finally try the series, and i got started with the book instead of the movie.
kinda funny that Stephenie Meyer has a quote on the cover, since she's not one to talk about good writing.
some great setting building, great enoguh to get me to keep reading, apparently. she had carved out a plac ein that heckhole, and I jsut knew it was going to get even worse.
I liked Peeta as soon as we heard of him and about him - such a great guy, and his father's really nice too. Peeta thinks he might have wanted daughters, makes sense for sucha sensitive guy I suppose. it was awesome how Peeta challenged Haymitch on the train. Katniss was scared, but he was still competition at that point, so I understand. The interview was played brilliantly, hadn't seen the crush reveal twist comong. I wonder how long it took Katniss to fall in love with him and how long she was in denail about it - I suppose the tiem it took to stop seeing him as competition. It was great the skills he had in addition to fighting ability. I identified with katniss' habit of excessive cynicism, not wanting any help and underestimating oneself - Peeta seemed like a great counterpoint to all that.
The arena action moved fast, yet was still well described - the dehyradration, fireballs, Rue conversation, supplies destruction, all of it,. the cave scenes blue me away.
I wasn't sure whether they were actually gonan let 2 win - well played, peeta and kastniss, well played. now things are really gettign interesting, great set up for the sequel. too bad Peeta and Katniss are growing apart already. she was scared of Gale though.