"I can't fight the sun. I can only
watch helplessly as it drags me
into a day I've been dreading
(don't worry, no spoilers)
I had heard about The Hunger Games. They were slightly making a buzz around BYU. I knew of some people who read them and liked them. I didn't really know what they were about. In my head I had a combination of The Lord of Flies and The Most Dangerous Game going on; I don't really know why I didn't pick them up right then, I love both The Lord of the Flies–I own it–and The Most Dangerous Game.
“So, what do you think they’ll do to him?” Katniss asks.
Prim sounds about a thousand years old when she speaks.
“Whatever it takes to break you.”
They were picking up in popularity and the last series that blew up across America I can't stand and can't believe I wasted my time reading. Yes, I'm looking at you Twilight. The Twilight fans are too much for me, the books are poorly written (and more importantly, poorly edited) and the movies are a joke. The fans are insane. I'm fine with being a fanatic. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and those fans are insane too, but in a normal way. They grew up with Harry Potter from being small kids, just like me. Twilight's taken on this whole cult following that I don't approve of, and they make me like the series less. I was okay with Twilight until people freaked out about it, now I can't stand the thought of them. (However, for the record, I would be Team Jacob, it's a no-contest. Who in their right mind would choose Edward. But I'm REALLY Team Charlie, he's normal and cracks me up).
Anyway, back to The Hunger Games. So, I wasn't rushing out to read it. For my 20th birthday however, my older sister sent me The Hunger Games. I finally got around to reading it over Christmas break when I was on a cruise.You never forget
the face of theperson who is yourlast hope.
It. was. amazing.
"Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire, you
have provided a spark, that left unattended,
may grow into an inferno that destroys Panem."
It takes ten times as long to put
yourself back together as it does to fall apartI got back to school and my roommate borrowed the series from her aunt. I quickly read Catching Fire and Mockingjay in three days. I basically ignored everything else except class and did only the homework I had to do. That way, I could get sucked in, read them and enjoy every word on every page and then get back to life. I really, really enjoyed this series. It's going up there with my favorites: Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hatchet, to name a few. The Hunger Games was my favorite. Catching Fire was dramatic and unbelievable. Mockingjay concluded the story in a way I found intriguing and real. I would reread entire paragraphs because I simply loved the way it was written, how the characters thought, the conversations they had, what they were doing and the descriptions of places and emotions. I will probably read them again this summer when I have more free time. I am so glad my sister got me the first one. I laughed, I cried (yes, I will admit it), I was angry, I was relieved, I was reading so fast and couldn't put them down.
Some small gnarled place inside me hated her
for her weakness, for her neglect, for the months she had put us through.
Prim forgave her, but I had taken a step back...
put up a wall to protect myself from needing her,
and nothing was ever the same between us again.
"Here's some advice.
Now, I am so stoked for this movie. I've been excited for this movie for a month now. I haven't been this excited, this far out, for a movie in SO very, very long. I get so giddy and excited every time I watch this trailer; I can't even handle it. I usually don't go to movies at midnight, I've gone maybe twice; I don't even go to them
The voice doing the countdown to start the games is SO FREAKING INTENSE! [I know, I'm totally geeking out about this]
“Winning means fame and fortune.
Losing means certain death.
The Hunger Games have begun…”