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First, for other lightweights out there, don't worry and go see it. Any violent scenes are dealt with extreme discreetness. This story moved me in so many ways. These characters are layered and well drawn out. Suspense through conflict keeps you riveted from beginning to end. While there were many predictable things, I never felt annoyed by that because they were given such life and complication. The main character, Katniss draws you in immediately. She is one of the strongest female characters I've encountered. Her relationships with other kids in the story have great range.
Of course the movie had a crying moment. I knew it would be there, just didn't know when or what to expect. I did cry, I sobbed and struggled to keep it quiet. How embarrassing. But for me, another crying moment happened during the credits. I cried because the story as a whole captured me, dug into my writer's heart and stabbed. I wish to someday move others with a story like this, to have that much power with storytelling. And for that reason, I will be adding The Hunger Games trilogy to my reading list.