Originally Posted by mrhan
What's forcing the kids to fight? I haven't read the books but from the trailer it does look similar to Battle Royale and Running Man. I also don't believe the author maintaining she hasn't heard of the Battle Royale novel before she turned in her manuscript to the publisher. It came out almost a decade before her book and I can't believe an author would have such poor research skills.
Not to give anything away, but essentially an all poweful government/society that rules over the rest of the land that will essentially destroy you if you don't sacrifice 2 of your children for the amusement called the Hunger Games.
As far as the trilogy is concerned, at least my opinion.
LOVED the 1st book, really enjoyed the 2nd as well and the final one I though was just alright.
Another series you all might want to look into is the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield. My sister-in-law introduced me to it and I could not put it down just like the Hunger Games trilogy. As far as the Twilight series I have no intentions of ever opening them up or seeing the movies.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uglies