Reviews written by Matt Howard

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May 25, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Excellent finish to the series!

Really exciting and fascinating plot. The characters had a lot of depth, as they have in the first two books. Katniss was a little annoying, trying to decide which boy she loved, but hey - she's human just like you and me! She was an incredibly real...

May 25, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Worth the read, but my least favorite of the trilogy

This second book of the Hunger Games series was an important and creative segue from the 1st to 3rd book. It has great momentum, a definite page turner, but I found it not as exciting as the other two books, and parts were a little redundant of the Hunger...

February 09, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
I'm hungry for more!

Brilliantly creative dystopian novel about Katniss Everdeen, a poor teenager who dives into a deadly gladiator event operated by the oppressive government. Romance is intertwined w/ plenty of white-knuckle action. It's one of those books that makes you need to immediately read the second installment (Catching Fire) after...

November 25, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
great momentum - a sure fire page turner

I read this 3rd installment w/out reading the first two books (Uglies & Pretties), but Westerfeld explained enough from the previous storyline that I wasn't lost. Lots of action, and a good dose of suspense - it was always hard to read just one chapter! ...

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