So, I’ve been reading the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.
I’m done with book two (Catching Fire) and now I’m a few chapters into Book 3: The Mockingjay.
I’m sure you’ve all heard the hype and now the movie’s out. The Hunger Games movie made over $155 million this past opening weekend.
Kyle is still reading the first book and we’re waiting until he’s done to go see the movie, but this is one I definitely want to see in theaters. I like to watch more action packed movies in the theater, because those are the only ones that really make a difference with the sound/visual aspects. Kyle and I don’t go to the movie theater very often because tickets are ridiculously priced, but we’re going for this one for sure (plus we got movie giftcards this passed Christmas!)
People made a big deal out of Twilight, but Twilight can’t even compare to the Hunger Games. No offense, but I kinda thought Twilight was cheesy. I only read a few pages and realized it wasn’t a book for me (that’s usually all it takes, doesn’t it? funny how it works that way). I kind of prefer sci-fi that can actually take place at some point. Since I don’t believe in Warewolves and Vampires, I just couldn’t buy into the hype.
But, Oh, the Hunger Games… from the moment I laid eyes on the first page of the Hunger Games, I was hooked, and all I wanted to do was read it.
The Hunger Games is about the United States many many years from now (kind of seems like 1000 or more years from now). The country is now called Panem (I don’t know why and they don’t explain it, so far that I’ve read). There are 13 Districts spread out across the country and there is a place called the Capitol, which is the head of the country, where everyone is rich.
The main character is a 16 year old girl named Katniss (who ages about a year or two over the course of the books).
Every year the Capitol televises what they call an “arena” (a natural landscape) with one boy and one girl randomly chosen from each district, and they all have to fight to the death, and only one can become the victor. All hell breaks lose at the end of the first book.
I can’t really give much away because I want you to read the book for yourself. You can get the Hunger Games at Amazon very cheap (because so many people have bought it and read it already). And you need to read it too! You need to get all three because once you read the first one you’re going to want to jump right into the second one.
When Kyle’s done reading the first book we’re gonna go see the movie, and I am super excited. I will give you my review of the movie and compare it to the book later. Judging by the trailers, it looks like I’ll be happy with the movie’s performance. I am not typically the type of person who obsesses over things, but this is actually worth it.
Have you read the Hunger Games yet? Did you like it? Are you going to see (or have you already seen) the movie?