The one thing that I hated (initially), though, was the love triangle. It seemed like an unnecessary intrusion in an otherwise profound story, put there to draw in teenage girls. Being a 30-something married guy with a kid, having to read through pages of teenage angst over which guy to choose was not pleasant.
I couldn't agree more with this. I liked the trilogy as a whole more than I thought I did because Katniss was incredibly likable and the ending was surprisingly good. I liked the first book, hated the second, and liked the third again. The second book felt like the same thing with just more angsty love triangles in it. One thing I liked about the movie was how they pushed the love triangle to the side. I have the sudden urge to read something where a love triangle is actually done well, but I don't know of anything.