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So, I’ve just finished the second book in the Hunger Games series. It’s amazing. I’m really blown away by this series! There is a strong female character who has believable flaws, who goes through horrible things to become the woman that she is, and who is prepared to take on the world to get what she wants. I see a lot of my family in these characters sometimes, and I love that.
The story is sad, but it’s believable. It’s exciting, like watching Thor with a hot chick as the main character in my mind. I’m looking forward to the next movie, and I’m already in the works of devouring the third book.
Read it. Totally worth it. It makes me happy in my pants.
The Hunger Games. I know that the teeny boppers are straight trippin’ about how super epic this book series is. I jumped onto this little bandwagon and got the audiobooks (thanks to audible.com) and I listened to them while doing dishes for the past week. I’m about halfway through the second book now, but I’m only going to talk about the first book and movie, and I will do my best not to add any spoilers.
The Hunger Games is about one Katniss Everdeen. She is a badass chick with skills that have kept her and her family alive in this awful town that she lives in. The country is divided into districts, and she lives in district 12 which would be somewhere around current day Virginia. Anyway, every year the dystopian government does a “reaping” where they pick two kids between 12 and 18 to fight to the death in an arena to prove how amazing the government is and how nice it is that they let the people live at all. Rinse and repeat. This has been going on for 74 years at this point, and no one has done anything about it.
Don’t read this book if you don’t want to cry. Seriously. The story gets heart-wrenching in certain parts and the story makes my head go sideways when I can’t pick out who is going to live and who is going to die. Most of the action takes place in the arena in the first book, but trust me, there is much more to the story than that.
As for the movie, I loved it. I’m not a huge fangirl or anything, but I’m really happy with the movie. The story of the book was awesome and I was excited to see how it was adapted into a movie. I was not disappointed. When I came away from the film, I really was thinking, “screw it. This director needs to stop and remake all of the Harry Potter films!” The director did so well in following the books that I was floored. He should direct every book to movie adaptation for the rest of ever. Seriously. All the big events were covered, the characters were perfect, and I am really happy with it!
My only downside to this is that I do wish that this had been made into an R-rated film, because that way I could have seen the blood and gore that was written into the book. Other than that, it was epic.
For the guys: Read the books, then see the movie. If you like gore, death and hot chicks shooting people with bows and arrows while inciting oos and ahhs from the crowds, this is the perfect series for you.