Back in 2012 I received an email from Kobo offering an 85% discount on The Hunger Games with discount code hungergamesdeal. I'd been hearing so much about this book and movie and decided to check it out. I was hoping to use the code to buy the trilogy but Kobo wouldn't let me. I was able to purchase the first book . . .
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ITEM DATE PRICE
1. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins 2012-03-23 $1.12
PROMO CODE $6.37
GRAND TOTAL $1.27
Grand Total: $1.27
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Receipt Number: 10644718
St. Thomas, ON
I had a free Kobo reader on my laptop. I also had a free Kindle and a free Adobe reader on my laptop. I was set for anything . . . LOL . . .
So the download was seamless and I began reading . . . just a few chapters . . . and next thing I knew a couple of hours had passed. I stopped reading to get some chores done. But I kept coming back to the computer and reading a few more chapters. At 11 that night I gave up pretending I didn't really want to read the book and settled in with a cup of tea. At 2:30 in the morning I could no longer see the screen but I was almost done. That evening I settled into my office with supper and finished off the book in very short order.
I think this book is very simply and clearly written, perfect for the teen audience this book is meant for and yet it remains mature enough to keep an adult's interest. While the characters were not particularly easy to connect with, I was happy when I learned who the winners of the Hunger Games were. And I have to say I was kind of impressed that the author didn't end with the perfect happy ending. Well, of course, there are two more books. Perhaps the happy ending is in one of them. If I could get the promo code to work again I would have ordered the other two books. Just sad, isn't it.
Since that time I did purchase and read the second and third book and, of course, reread the trilogy at least once or twice more. And yes I did see the movies . . . once or twice. The books were excellent and the movies were also pretty good.
Perfect read for anyone!