Feature and Follow is hosted each week by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Each week participants get a new question to answer and two new blogs are featured, then we get to hop around and see everyone’s answers. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers and gain some new followers. So here we go!
This week’s question: What is a book you wish you could take back reading?
I decided to do two answers to this one. One for a book I wish I hadn’t read because I hated it and one for a book I wish I could read again for the first time because I loved it.
The book I hated: The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher. I really wanted to like this book. In the wake of The Hunger Games, all sorts of dystopian books popped up and I wanted to read them all. Unfortunately, I did read this one. The characters were underdeveloped and, thus, I didn’t care about any of them. The action was disjointed and jumped from one thing to the next without making any sense. I can see why some people like it, it is full of action. But for me, I need a reason for the action, some understanding of the good and bad characters, something to believe in, and a reason to cheer for the good guys. I didn’t find any of that in this book. At least it was a fast read.
The book I loved: This might be a popular answer, I don’t know, but I have to say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I’ve read the series three times now and I love it each time, learning new things, and making new connections. But I’ll never get to read it again with that overwhelming feeling of suspense, wondering what will happen. How will Peeta, a cake decorator, survive the games? Will Katniss make it home and choose Gale? What really happened to district 13? Will [spoiler?] die a tragic death that was probably caused by [spoiler?]? I already know the answers. And I’m glad I do! But if I could go back and experience it all out again for the first time, I’d take that opportunity.
So what book, or books, do you wish you could take back reading? Leave your answer or your link in the comments below!