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In general, Ms. Collins’ writing is simple, but not in a bad way. Some of her sentences made no sense to me, though, but this only happened a few times. She successfully uses the present tense and has given Katniss a relatable and feisty voice, one that I enjoyed reading. The world she has created is violent and depressing, yet intriguing. Though, I did find the reasoning behind the Games a bit too empty. The plot moves along fluidly and the excitement never dips, making for a quick and intriguing read. She also succeeds in bringing her characters to life, giving them likable qualities and putting them in situations that force readers to care about what happens to them.