On HG I agree with >>28978
about the writing feeling dull. I thought also that parts of the second and third book really dragged, could've been two books if some boring ass stuff were cut, it really felt like some stuff was there just to inflate word count. Katniss had some good moments but around the third book her navel gazing was getting old, I get what the writer was trying to do, Katniss is traumatized because of the war and all that stuff, but how much did we really needed repeated on and on? Felt like I just got out of some 'oh the war is so bad, so many people dead, I don't wanna live' and Katniss just drags us back to that shit again as soon as you turn the page, like, alright? I know war is bad and everything sucks, how can I even forget when you keep fucking repeating that everytime you're not glaring at someone! I just wish it was better written and shown how bad it is for her through her actions. To me felt like she stayed the same girl she was in the beginning, didn't change at all.
As for the romance, I really didn't care about Peeta and Katniss as a couple, I guess the movie made them better, I liked Josh Hutcherson's Peeta alright, while in the books he was nothing special, a bit annoying, better than Gale at least, now that's a character I really dislike both in the books and the movies. The actor has such punchable face and it doesn't help his character is very annoying.
The only pairing I care is Haymitch/Effie and they have practically nothing in the books kek, this is another thing I liked about the movies, Banks and Harrelson were really good. Some parts of the books I wish were in the movies but overall the movies were better.
Now I've never read twilight, I wonder if the books are as goofy as the movies.