Rating (1 to 5): 4.07
I first saw the movie based on this novel, and now that the second film releases this week, I wanted to make my way through the respective books. Although I feel the film was just average, the book was much stronger. Important characters were dropped for the film, and scenes were changed or cut. The reason for most of those changes are a result of the book being in first person. There was so much of the story that was the working of Katniss' mind that couldn't be shown through a visual medium. They also added scenes to emphasize how much the system was against them. Most of those threats were perceived threats in the book, with the seriousness and depth of the threats saved for the very end when they actually emerge from the arena.