I just finished reading this. In a day. At lunch. On the train. While walking home. Before dinner. After dinner. I couldn't. Put. It. Down. And that doesn't usually happen to me. It happens to Tim all the time... he really likes his books... but just last night, I was finishing Harry Potter #2 (Chamber of Secrets) and didn't bat an eye at closing the book for dinner right when the slytherin snake was attacking!
I hate bandwagoning but Hunger Games is worth getting on the bandwagon for! (Though I like to think of it as finally getting around to it and not bandwagoning. Which is true!) I wanted to read the books first since I end up picturing the actors and such if I watch the movie first, then read the books. Kind of like Harry! I've actually only read Harry Potter book 2 and 3 up until like last week, when I finally read book 1, and I haven't read the rest of the series. Though now when I read I picture Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the movie. :)
Anyway. Highly recommend this one! We ordered the hardcover set but it's ship date on Amazon is delayed. So I got this copy from the library (the waitlist is ridiculously long but I think people read it fast, so I actually waited a relatively short time). Hope our books come soon so I can read the second!