Hunger Games Spoilers ahead.....
The issue was she tried to make the war like the games. It just doesn't work. Defense pods that release stuff like in the arena? WTF kind of defense program is that? I think she was trying to keep the same feel to it by making it basically a giant 'Hunger Games' instead of an actual war. So Katniss is badass with a bow, cool. Do you think trained soldiers can't shoot? All those peace keepers running around not hitting shit, please. Also, who releases giant mutant lizards to plow through their own soldiers before failing to get the enemy? No one. Well, no one except an author trying to keep her audience happy. And her audience is teenagers. It is not supposed to be a complete adult novel. It was not written for adults.
Also, Katniss is a straight up cold biatch, manipulative, selfish, and only thinks of herself (well, outside of her sister and the little chick who dies in the first one) yet she gets all mad and pissy and upset when Gail wants to basically wipe out the whole mountain in District 2? Does not compute. "We are better than that." Really? You are not so good that you wont use any dude you can find to get an advantage and then do exact as it is said and hook up with the one that gives you the best chance to survive in life. Yeah, I wasn't buying that for a second.
Edit: I did think the District 13 chick blowing up all the kids was pretty well done.
somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug
What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony