Suzanne Collins doesn’t need my endorsement. THE HUNGER GAMES series is an international bestseller and the movie will be out soon. But having just finished the book last night I have to tell you how much I loved it. It’s not just that it wasn’t a book that I could have possibly conceived of, that for me, it was as original as it was well-written, or even that I was thoroughly entertained. It was that her success is so well deserved, that it made me glad to have read it.

After reading several pieces of fiction that I wouldn’t want to throw out in the trash lest my garbage man find it and scoff at me, it’s so wonderful to come across a piece of literature that is excellent, and also mainstream. A rare feat that makes me feel good to be a writer and an avid reader.

I’m off to read the second in the series right now.