I read The Hunger Games because Sydney read The Hunger Games and I like to talk books with my daughter*, and Elijah listened to it on his drive home for spring break, so we've been having a good time nerding out about it this weekend.
It's a good young-adult adventure story SPOILER ALERT that promises a lot at the beginning -- oh, goody, we're going to spend much of this book in the arena -- and pays off with tons of action and some nice twists, and not too many alt-universe mistakes to distract my inner Comic Book Guy.
Syd read the next two, but tells us we really don't need to.
Anyway, North Carolina plays the Seam in the movie version. Unless it turns out to be the Best. Movie. Evar. I'll wait for Netflix.
* Not enough to read Twilight, but, still.