I sat down and read this book a week ago, on a Thursday. I read the book in one sitting. The writing style is magnificent and resonates as sincere and honest. The memoir is articulated in a very deep, and moving way. "Half my life ago, I killed a girl." When Darin Strauss is 18, he is driving with friends in a car and a girl on a bike swerves across two lanes into his car and she dies. The book is about a half a life of thoughts, actions, and memories all connected to a single life altering instance in this young man's life. It is powerful and emotionally rich. It is one of the best bits of honest prose that I have read in a long time. You can open up the book on any given page and find a piece of incredible soulful writing.
I received this advanced readers edition of the book a year ago from Random House.
This is the second book in The Hunger Games Series. As the story opened up, I did not have any idea where the story was going to go. I did not have any clue what was going to happen in this book at all! And I am not going to spoil it now that I do know. Once the book got going, it was a complete page turner until the end. There were a lot of "wow" moments, tons of action, and quite a cliffhanger ending. It was great reading. I really enjoyed it. This book should translate well onto the big screen. I had planned to take a break and read something else, but Mockingjay is already loaded on my Ipad and I started it last night. I have no idea what the next book holds, but I am very excited to read on.