I started this book with very high expectations since every review I have read and even heard of sang it praises. Now that I am finished all I can think is: Oh...my...freaking...gosh. I think I love this book. It lived up to and surpassed my expectations! Action packed in every sense of the words it is all about survival and the emotional after effects. It has a love story but none of those gushy instantaneous love situations. You can clearly see it concerns relationships forged by time and trials. I will definitely be reading "Catching Fire" as soon as possible.