Hunger Games spoilers ahead
The insanity is already starting - I swear to Dog if I hear someone ask “Team Peeta” or “Team Gale”, I’m going to punch them in the nuts.
This isn’t a love story like that fucked up one about the disco balls, puppies, and the girl who is weak as fuck.
This is a story about a girl who chooses to volunteer for certain death at the hands of her government. While there is a bit of a love story, it’s ultimately about her and the choices she makes to stay alive and survive the Hunger Games. The story continues in the next two books with what her survival means to her community, to the country as a whole, really.
Yes, boys make appearances, and yes, there are feelings for those boys. But, honestly, I didn’t get the feeling that the girl was really in love with either of them. If she was, the writing was weak, because I didn’t feel like I was consistently hit over the head with it. Yes, she winds up with one of them. The realization of her feelings toward him is sweet, simple, and kind of blah, truth be told: “You love me. Real or not real?” “Real,” I tell him.
But if that’s what you’re looking for when you’re reading the books, you’re missing the fucking point.
Because this is the story of a girl who starts a rebellion and winds up with a hot boy as a kind of an afterthought.