This was outside my book-of-choice but I read this on a dare. I was able to get caught up into it often. Rue was a wonderful character and yup, I almost felt tears in my eyes. Katniss is a beautiful strong woman who can fight to survive, that's thumbs up for me but gods she was at times so dense about human nature it made me roll my eyes. I very much enjoyed the writing style of Suzanne Collins and her flashbacks were very well done.
I don't k now if I'll read the rest of the trilogy but that's okay.