I first heard the kids at my school talking about this series a couple of years ago.
On the recommendation of our English teacher, I read the first book - and completed the whole series in one weekend.
So much teen fiction is vapid, shallow pulp (yes, TWILIGHT, I'm talking to you!), but this series is one of the most powerful,
angry, raw things I have ever read. So far the movies have done a splendid job of transferring this incredible trilogy to the
screen. The casting was brilliant, and Jennifer Lawrence is heart-wrenching as Katniss Everdeen, the girl from District 12 who
inadvertently becomes the symbol of resistance to the oppressive government of Panem and its evil President Snow.
If you have not read these books, read them!
Then see the movies. You will NOT regret it!