The Hunger Games  - Suzanne  Collins I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Just the basics: The story on its own was unique to me and even I was guessing what would happen in the end. The characters were well developed in my opinion, and I loved Katniss and Peeta and no doubt Gale in the second/third book. I have to applaud the author for having crisp, clear writing and for writing such a unique story that I was enthralled all the way to the end.I liked everything about this book, to be honest. I am going to get my hands on the second book as soon as I can.