“Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power...The Hunger Games and Catching Fire expose children to exactly the kind of violence we usually shield them from. But that just goes to show how much adults forget about what it's like to be a child. Kids are physical creatures, and they're not stupid. They know all about violence and power and raw emotions. What's really scary is when adults pretend that such things don't exist."--Time Magazinei just read this on Collins website, along with other reviews from authors such as stephen king, charlaine harris and stephenie meyer siting this book as a "must read" and how they "couldn't put it down". If you haven't started the series yet, read it! these books change you.