When I first picked up The Hunger Games ... I didn't get it. Man, those first 20 or so pages, I just did not get it! Not like I didn't understand, but I was really wondering if all of the people who said it was so amazing were simply delusional and jumping on the fad bandwagon. But I got to the part when the games started ... and I got it.
I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I love it almost to the point of hating it because I've now gotten started on another series that was made for kids but I adore. This is such a damn good book that I was startled by how much I loved it. That's not to say that the whole premise of the book didn't really bother me. Sending our kids in to kill each other? That's pretty messed up. Collins did such a great job developing the characters and the story line that there weren't any questions I was left with at the end of the book. I felt like I had been right there with them while it was happening - that's the best kind of story in my mind.
Anyway, great book ... push through those first few confusing pages and give it a try! Don't be afraid to jump on the bandwagon with all the rest of us!!