The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games  - Suzanne  Collins I really enjoyed reading this, and I'm looking forward to the next two books, but two things really stood out to me while I was reading it.

First, the pacing/style, especially once the Game starts, reminds me very much of Matthew Reilly (but not quite as good).

Second, the entire concept of the Hunger Game feels like a watered down Battle Royale.

They aren't necessarily bad things, and the book is quite well written, but 'original' is not a word I'd use to describe it.