I got curious about the Hunger Games series so I'm reading that now. I'm currently on Catching Fire.
I did the same and ended up reading the first book over this past summer break. It was convenient because my boyfriend kept the copy he read for his adolescent literature class. Now, I'm going to ask for the rest of the trilogy for Christmas. Collins's writing style is something I could take or leave, personally, but her message is powerful, the plot is interesting, and Katniss is an excellent character and role model.
Now, I'm reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry for children's literature class. This is my second go with it since I also read it in 7th grade; I'd heartily recommend the book to anyone in the 6th grade and up. It's actually the second in a series which begins with Song of the Trees, continuing with Let the Circle be Unbroken and others.
Since the college semester is currently in session, I have no time to read for personal enjoyment and hardly any desire to do so once I get a break after marching through a book a week with little to no respite.