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reader ✓ The Hunger Games ☆ Hardcover ã WINNING MEANS FAME AND FORTUNELOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATHTHE HUNGER GAMES HAVE BEGUN In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by foIster's place in the Games But Katniss has been close to dead before and survival for her is second nature Without really meaning to she becomes a contender But if she is to win she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against lo Suzanne Collins has balls ovaries of steel to make us willingly cheer for a teenage girl to kill other children In a YA book Two reasons why this book rocks a It is not Twilight and b I really hate reality shows Seriously how long would it take for reality shows to evolve from Survivor to Hunger Games Yes this book is full of imperfections It often reuires a strenuous suspension of disbelief It can cause a painful amount of eye rolling and shaking fist at the book pages Its style is choppy and the first person present tense gets annoying The story is simple and the message is heavy handed But is does set a better example for young impressionable pre teens than gushing stories about sparkly co dependency And here is an obligatory taken out of contest Twilight bashing uote “But just the fact that he was sparkling leads me to doubt everything that happened” So why did I add it to my to read list for my future hypothetical daughter Because Katniss is cool and a badass She is fierce independent resourceful intelligent and skilled She is loyal to her friends and family She is a survivor She will never allow a guy to carry her around as though she is a delicate flower She skewers that apple in the pig's mouth with an arrow in front of the Gamemakers in the most awesome way imaginable For all that I love this imperfect surly prickly sullen and perpetually pissed off uick to jump to judgment and sometimes clueless girl And I love this book because despite The Hunger Games being YA literature that seems to hinge on the romantic puppy love the happiness of Katniss does not revolve solely around a cute male lead Yes there is a hated love triangle here eyeroll but there are other issues that occupy Katniss' mind such as the survival of her friends family and herself rather than just pining over a cute boy Unlike other so called books where a boyfriend of a few months dumping you is a valid reason for catatonia and almost suicide And yet we still get readers who divide themselves into the incredibly annoying Team Peeta and Team Gale Because clearly nothing else ever matters besides sappy love in a book about children murdering each other eyeroll Now here is what bugged me about the romance that DID make it into the book There is actually a LOST OPPORTUNITY here to have a YA book where people CAN be just friends where devotion and loyalty stem from friendship and respect and not from attraction Katniss and Peeta could have had plenty of other reasons to care for each other that don't include puppy love they are from the same district same school he gave her that bread she trades with his dad etc But alas that did not happen I understand that Collins had to cater to the way that YA publishers and Hollywood tend to view us the female audience At least Katniss escapes the perils of insta love But poor Peeta all of his actions are colored by him being Lover Boy and I think it detracts from his personality and reduces him from a kind compassionate person to a fool in love who'd do anything for Katniss only because of his physical attraction to her YeahRueOh Rue Now back to the GOOD Rue my favorite character Little fragile almost too perfect Rue who was clearly doomed from the start Who despite her appearance was neither weak nor helpless Whose view spoilerdeath scene hide spoiler

ebook ò The Hunger Games ä Suzanne Collins

WINNING MEANS FAME AND FORTUNELOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATHTHE HUNGER GAMES HAVE BEGUN In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts I was forced into watching Mockingjay Part II this weekend To clarify I watched the second part of the last Hunger Games movie without having read any of the books without having watched any of the moviesNeedless to say I was confused as fuckSo many uestions and thoughts ran through my mind as I watched the movie Why is Peeta so thin Did that huge ass bruise really disappear from her neck the next day Is Katniss supposed to look like she's about to burst into tears at any given moment or is that just Jennifer Lawrence Woody Harrelson is in this movie Hey it's Margaery from Game of Thrones Who's President Snow What's a Mockingjay Lesser Hemsworth is pretty hotWell you get the point I know how the book ended and I still have no idea who anyone is and neither do I know their names with the exception of Peeta Gale President Snow that Coin woman and Katniss Of course knowing how the book ended means I probably should read the first book so here I am the last person on earth to read The Hunger GamesAnd it was good It was really good My sister was right she usually isWhat else can I say that hasn't already been said I loved it The world building was interesting although it helps that I've seen what it looks like on the big screen and Katniss is awesome One of the things my sister didn't like about the first movie is that the on screen Katniss was different from her portrayal in the first book I haven't watched that movie but I kind of see how the screen portrayal of Katniss might have bothered her Book Katniss is strong kick ass without being a Mary Sue She has a fierce love for her sister and she is manipulative and cunning She uses the prospect of romance to protect herself she has no ualms about using people and I love that about herTime to watch Movie #1

Suzanne Collins ä The Hunger Games book

The Hunger GamesIn line by forcing them all to send one boy and once girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games a fight to the death on live TVSixteen year old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her s A 83% | Very Good Notes The literal corruption of youth by reality television Forced into murder thievery treachery and kissing to stay alive