The Hunger Games is very culturally relevant, and I find many of the things that Collins discusses to be a fascinating mirror (or even prediction) for our society. In this way, it reminds me of Feed by MT Anderson.
As a critical reader and as someone who just gets bored (and often angry) with poorly written literature, Suzanne Collins gets so many things right that I almost despair writing something as good as The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I've thought about writing a dystopian. After reading Suzanne Collins series, I think, "Whoa. I could never do this." But I really think that Suzann Collins' series is post-apocalyptic AND dystopian, so there.
Well done, Suzanne Collins, you've created something complex, beautiful and memorable. I can't wait to see how it all turns out for Katniss and the rest of the human race.