I went to see the Hunger Games when it came out over here in March not knowing too much about it other than it was expected to be hugely popular and gross huge amounts (and it did, I believe it hit $400 million today in the US). It was indeed a very good film, which considering I don’t like films that much is a huge compliment!
However, all I could think of afterwards is the fact that, as people usually claim, the book version might be better. So before I jumped on the train the other day I grabbed a copy for my Kindle. I think in our modern society it is easy to forget that reading can actually be enjoyable, for me, doing a literature degree reading is often the last thing I want to do in my free time. This book reminded me why I like books in the first place; I absolutely could not put it down which, considering I already knew almost everything that was to occur is pretty special.
If you have seen the film, I would suggest you give the book (and the sequels!) a try. But, if you really don’t want to I would also strongly recommend the film. If you are already a super-fan there is some cute MockingJay jewellery about. I particularly like the pins, which actually feature in the story. If you’re in the US you should be able to pick them up fairly easily (in Walmart I believe), for us Brits there is a seller on eBay selling the offical merch ones for £6.