I couldn't help it.
It started out innocently enough. It was just a simple paperback novel. I'd heard about it. Some of my friends had mentioned it. The idea intrigued me. And I definitely wanted to read it before I saw the movie.
And Katniss had me. She had me like she captured the hearts of the people of Panem.
I loved Peeta and Gale. Haymitch piqued my interest. The history of this Panem and District 12, Prim, the Capitol, Cinna, and President Snow all fascinated me.
So, I've been in Panem for the past few days.
I read The Hunger Games and hungered for more. (So glad I didn't have to wait for them to be published.)
Finished Catching Fire at 1:00 AM on Easter Sunday.
Wrapped it all up today with Mockingjay when I should be getting ready to return to school.
But ultimately the flawed, self-aware Katniss is the one who captivated me for the last few days. And now, I'm sorry it's over. I couldn't wait to get to the end, but now I'm sad. I have no doubt these characters will haunt me for a long time.
Have these books captured you?
Are there others that had the same effect on you?
Will you be going to Panem?