4.5 First book excellent. Second and third awful. tomw1234 | 16/04/2013 | See all tomw1234's reviews (1) I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy. I read it in a couple of days finding it very hard to put down. I was very dissapointed with the second book with the blatant lack of effort from the writer and recycled story line. The third book was even worse. Very tedious and the character "Katniss" started to really annoy me. "Gale or Peeta. Gale or Peeta." It just drags on and on. Nobody ever moves on and the ending of the third book is also a horrific example of writing. Very lazy. Ruined a story which could have been amazing.