Friday, August 17, 2012

The Hunger Games

With all the reviewing I've done, and especially after reading a modern day craze like Harry Potter, you all must be wondering when I would get around to such a current thing as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. But the truth is, even though the movie came out this year, and that's when the craze really started, I read the book all the way back in 2010. A few months after it was published. Anyone remember 2010? The year the devastating earthquake hit Haiti and those Coal Miners were rescued in Chile? (Almost ironic isn't it, District Twelve, Coal Miners...) Anyway, though, by the time the book/movie was "such a big thing" it was old news to me. Although I had read The Hunger Games numerous times, and enjoyed it, I was excited about other new and enticing books this year, and was annoyed that everyone was just now getting hyped up about it because a movie (And inaccurate one at that...) was coming out. (Or did)

So I ignored most of the "Hunger Games" drama in these past few months. Yes I did see the movie. Yes I did like it. No I don't think it accurately portrayed the book, as said above. And no, I have never read the sequels. Why? You may ask, well, here is the story.

It was probably right around the time Catching Fire came out. The friend of mine who had lent me The Hunger Games, was eagerly eating up the sequel. The summer after it came out, they lent it to me. And I started it to read it. I won't go into detail, but I will admit that I was bored. It was boring. So I quit reading it, and tucked the memory away until all this "Hunger Games" jazz came about and drove me crazy for a year.

Now, Remedyleaf. You ask. Why are you suddenly bringing this up now? Well, dear bloggies, the answer is that I have been meaning to get around to re-reading The Hunger Games, and then read the sequels for reviewers sake.

So this afternoon I picked up my mothers ipad and found the books. My brother had downloaded the whole series-in-one for a trip we were on, but I don't think he ever got around to finishing it. So I spent the rest of the afternoon, evening, and night up until now reading (and finishing) The Hunger Games. I doubt I'll start Catching Fire tonight, for I have other important books that I am reading, but you never know.

And also, I've decided not to review each of the books individually, then review the whole series like I did with Dark Mirror . I'm just going to to the latter; review the whole series. But I will say one thing about each book individually, and the thing I will say about The Hunger Games is that when I finished it, each and every time, and even when didn't know that there was going to be sequels, I was totally content with the ending. I didn't really need to see more from the characters. I thought the story was complete and done. Yes I might have fantasied about the characters lives after the book, but I do that with practically everything I read, so that wasn't a sign that I was looking for a sequel. That all contributed to my reluctance to continue with the trilogy.

Au revior,


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