suggested by starlight-starbrightt
Which reminds me: To Hunger Games fans who are now re-reading the series in the wake of the first movie (which I finally saw on Tuesday and totally loved, btw, with only a few reservations that I’m not going into now) and will soon be facing withdrawal, might I recommend Veronica Roth’s Divergent? It’s a completely different story but there are several similarities between it and Hunger Games, including a dystopian future (this one is set in Chicago), a rearrangement of society into groups that probably seemed like a good idea at the time but is now bad idea jeans, and a completely kick-ass 16-year-old heroine coming into her own. It started out kinda slow for me but the last third of this novel is relentless and awesome. Plus the second book in the series is coming out in a few weeks, so the timing is just right to pick up Divergent now.