Courtney of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Okay, I have to admit. I am a book-a-holic. I know it seems ridiculous, but I gulp down books as quickly as I can get my hands on them – for instance, last night I read an entire 600-page book last night…and 300 pages of the sequel…I have no life, I freely admit. Much of this I attribute to my parents placing me in Hooked-on-Phonics as a child, something I still punish them for to this day. So, that being said, it befuddles me when people pass over an amazingly good read, and then say, “I’ll just wait until the movie comes out.” Nevertheless, I shall try my hardest not to punish you lovely souls for not having yet read The Hunger Games, though I would strongly advise that you do so."