^Asimov doesn't write any characters well in my opinion, which is one of the major reasons I disliked Foundation so much. Many of the ideas were fantastic, but there wasn't much to connect to on a human level. Also, I think the fact that he wrote that trilogy by throwing together a bunch of different short stories is irritatingly apparent.
Anyway, I want to thank the two lovely posters so far who have offered to mail their od copies of The Hunger Games to my teacher friend's school! Just a reminder, it's an impoverished school, so if you want to do a good deed and mail them your old copy (or buy them a new copy), pm me!