After sleeping on it for a few days I have decided I was delusional to originally give The Hunger Games 4/5 start. I will admit that because the ratings were so high and the movie has been pumped up soo much I truly didn't even want to like this book, I just knew in my head that nothing could be as good as all these people were making it seem. Of course I was so wrong I feel the need to apologize over and over again for my lack of faith. Katniss was a serious force to be wreckend with, as far a hero's/heroine's go she was the most bad ass one you could name next to Rambo. I was a tad annoyed with her lack of emotion. Mad? Check. Furious? Check. Devistated? Check. Confusion? Check. Elation about walking away alive? Nope. Affection? No way. Love? Say what. But I can easily overlook all of that because she was smart, kept her calm for the most part, and she wasn't afraid to kick ass. Which is always a plus in my book. Peeta was like the perfect balance to Katniss personality wise. I admire his "heart on my sleeve" approach and I was openly pissed off with Katniss for being so heartless towards him. But I know that if it's meant to be it will be. I think my favorite thing about the whole book was that even with all of the action and crazy stuff happening the book never got off track, it never got dull, and I couldn't put it down. I know that's more than one thing but they all kind of tied for 1st. All in all the book was amazing, it was balanced by awesome characters, and it had me gripped from start to finish.