4.5 I read this in a day! LisaB28 | 08/09/2012 | See all LisaB28's reviews (20) This is one of the best books and trilogies that I have ever read. I downloaded it based on a recommendation from someone and read it all in 1 day. The book eases you in quite gently by giving you a detailed overview of the characters and the issues that they have faced over some years. The pace then picks up when the characters are being chosen for the games and this is where the book really grips you. Once the characters are into the games the chapters are so descriptive that you could close your eyes and see every scene in your head. You are able to empathise with the characters and start to think about how you would react if you were put into this situation (surely thats what all good stories should do). Some parts of the book were quite graphic but that ok with me as it adds to the reader tension and adds to anticipation of the story. The pace of the film was very well structured as it becomes fast and intense then slower and more relaxed I enjoyed this as it stopped the action over-powering the story. The book is really well written and could have had young people or adults in mind.I have also read the other 2 books and they are just as good, so I strongly recommend reading these as well.