I really wanted to love this book. But I couldn't get past the kids killing kids, for the sake of reality tv. Just too disturbing and made it hard for me to really enjoy the book. I did feel the book was well written. Entertaining enough to keep me reading and wanting to know what was going to happen - and of course leaving it so open-ended that I will have to read the next book to find out what happens with Katniss and Peeta. Just did not meet my expectations, I guess.