Let the games begin.

Despite recommendations from two friends that I consider reliable sources on the subject of good books, I was still resistant to reading the Hunger Games trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay).  I was skeptical that I would enjoy a young-adult science fiction novel (I was wrong), and put off reading the books for almost a year.

It was during a trip to Mexico over holiday break that I decided to take the plunge, and even my husband joined in the adventure (he loved them too).  The books basically consumed us for the whole vacation- we were either reading or talking about the books.  We found ourselves contemplating deep questions such as, “will Katniss end up with Peeta or Gale?”

So, yes, adults can love young-adult books.  And, yes, I feel slightly guilty that I skipped the trip to see ancient ruins so I could finish reading the second book by the pool. But, that in itself is a testament to just how good these books are! So, I highly recommend letting the Hunger Games be your next guilty pleasure.

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