Last August, I read a book that gripped me like none other. I nearly went crazy in between the time it took me to finish the book and the drive to Barnes and Noble to get the second book.

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins is a story for all ages, but let me issue this warning: It is utterly addictive.

That is why, a year of angst later, I’m going to be at the Mockingjay Midnight Release Party with my other Hunger-Games-fanatic friends.

The first books, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, are prime examples of what good novels should be – full of endearing and tough hearted characters, tension and civil unrest and compassion and sacrifice in the face of death.

I can’t say enough about these books and you can be sure I’ll be up late reading the latest release.

And if you’re curious about the title, “Mockingjay,” then, well, you’ll have to read the books!

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