A few years ago, a friend recommended The Hunger Games to me. “It’ll be big,” she said. “The next Harry Potter or Twilight.” I never read it. I loved Harry Potter, and I finished the Twilight books more out of curiosity than anything else, but I felt I was kind of done with the young adult thing. I didn’t need to read the next big thing.
And then the trailer for The Hunger Games came out. I saw people losing their minds over the thing, and eventually curiosity got the better of me. I watched the trailer — and I was intrigued.
Last week a different friend loaned me her Hunger Games. I haven’t started reading it yet because I’m already reading a book I got from the library (Tasha Alexander’s A Crimson Warning). I wonder, though, after hearing so much about the book and the trailer, am I going to be disappointed? Is it possible for a book to live up to so much hype?