I picked up this book with no intention of reading it myself. The summer before her 6th grade year, my daughter got a letter in the mail from her English teacher advising them to read this book over the summer and bring it to class to discuss and do projects. So, I ventured to Barnes and Noble, and was dismayed to find that it was only available in hardback, therefore, more than what I usually am willing to spend on a book. But, I bought it, because she had to have it. Once I got it home, I thought, "If I am going to spend $20 on a book, by golly, I am going to read it too." That's the thriftaholic in me. So, I started reading. And couldn't put it down. I then raced through Catching Fire, but then had to impatiently wait for Mockingjay to be released. I bought it the day it came out. I was disappointed with it, but that's a whole other story. Anyway, The Hunger Games introduced me to the dystopian genre, and it is now my favorite genre to read.
Needless to say, I am VERY excited for the movie to come out - it better be done well! So, what is YOUR favorite book?