Really slow book at first, but the last 1/3 was extremely well-done. Collins knows how to write action. I'm taking a star away for the dragged out beginning (really didn't like the sequences in District 13) and Collins's avoidance of climax scenes. It bothered me that every action scene ended with Katniss waking up in the hospital and finding out that the battle was won after she passed out. The romantic bit was wrapped up a bit too neatly, but I'm glad it wasn't dwelled upon too much. All in all, this one really surprised me. Thanks, Michelle!