All Blog Posts Tagged 'games' (61)

Katniss Everdeen Jr.

Judging from the title above you probably think I’m going to be talking about Katniss or even her sister Prim. Instead of the Hunger Games I’m going to talk about Cia Vale of The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. Both the book cover and the author are in my collage to give you a visual…


Added by Praneet Dara on March 19, 2015 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Not Your Average Dystopian Novel

I was first introduced to The Maze Runner by a friend; she kept insisting I read it. We ended up watching the movie, and she also bought me the series for my birthday. I am now more than halfway through the first book. Without even finishing it, I can say that The Maze Runner is truly an enjoyable read.…


Added by Karisa Chiu on December 18, 2014 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Divergent Fans

Many of us have read Divergent, or at least have seen the movie. There were many different factors that made Divergent such a popular book. I decided to recommend some of my favorite books that relate back to Divergent.

If you like the book Divergent because of the  ____, then you will like…



Added by Natalie Freund on May 26, 2014 at 9:55am — 4 Comments

A lot can happen in a year..

  I bet if you were asked to read a book way out of your comfort zone you wouldn’t do it. If you asked me that in the beginning of the year I would’ve said no too. I never really realized it until now that I’ve really changed as a reader. I went from reading really girly, chick, and drama books to dystopian, action, and romance. Which if you think about it that’s a big shift in genres. I personally never thought I would be interested in dystopian and action books, but now I…


Added by Elena Koufis on May 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The 5 Best Hunger Games Characters

5. Cinna- Cinna is more than just a typical stylist for the capital. He is one of the very few people that Katniss actually finds, well, normal to her. He is unique because all the other stylists are surgically altered and drenched with make-up, but he stays with his natural look which, I guess is kind of unusual for a stylist. Cinna becomes one of Katniss' closest allies and he is behind the genius of setting Katniss on fire, giving her the nickname "the girl on fire"(Collins… Continue

Added by Eric Magnusson on May 2, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Top five series for Binge Reading

Everybody ( and myself) loves to binge watch a show so this upcoming summer I challenge you all to "binge" read a series so I have compiled a list of some of the most intriguing and easy series, to just relax and read like crazy because these are the very things that your TV shows come from. (Not in order of epicness, all just were great and deserved to be on the list) (one more thing, if you didn't read the books you may not get the picture... soooo you can come back and…


Added by Jack Hirsch on May 2, 2014 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Dirty Dystopian

Top Five Craziest Fictional Societies

5) The House of the Scorpion

Finally, its time to get the clone you always wanted! In this time period, cloning has evolved and been improved to perfection. Scientists place human cells into a cow's womb and 9 months…


Added by Tony Lee on May 2, 2014 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Six Reasons Why the Hunger Games Books are the Best and Worst I Have Ever Read


The best:

1.The “love triangle” doesn’t actually exist.

At a very young age, Katniss’ father died in a mining accident and her mother fell into deep depression. This not only forced her to provide for the family with food, she also had to step in a take care…


Added by Sahithi Muppalla on May 2, 2014 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

The Top 5 Books That Will Make You Pull An All-Nighter

1. Escape from Furnace Series by Alexander Gordon science fiction

Set in a fictional London penitentiary, where boys are taken and turned into monsters, this book isn't for the faint-hearted. But, for most, this book, with it's growing suspense and gory violence, will entertain and keep you at the edge of your seat. The many twists and turns that occur will keep your mind spinning,…


Added by Ysabel Lee on May 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Looking For Your Next Great Book? Here is Why it Should be Divergent by Veronica Roth

1. Great read for both genders.…


Added by Rebecca Bora on May 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ready Player One: More than just a Video Game

Ready Player One

Video games are a part of almost every teenager’s life. They are seen everywhere: on phones, on school-issued iPads, and in freshman study hall. Although sometimes parents are concerned that video games are harmful to their child’s development, these claims are brushed…


Added by Ethan Violette on April 30, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Well-Known Literary Characters Fighting in the Hunger Games

At this point, I think we can assume that we have all read, seen, or at least heard about The Hunger Games. If you didn’t know, it’s a series which revolves around the government throwing teens together in an televised arena and then forces them to fight to the death. But have you ever considered how characters outside of the series would hold up if they were in The Hunger Games? Say we threw in a bunch of classic or well-known…


Added by Imama Khawaja on April 27, 2014 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

Your True Identity: The Hunger Games

           A book about fighting to the death and a little bit of a cheesy love story is often considered the perfect young adult novel. These 2 characteristics of The Hunger Games is what attracted me to this book, at first. There’s just something so fascinating about “love and war”. These 2 seemingly opposite concepts come together to form interesting and suspenseful plots.

           The Hunger Games is about Katniss, a…


Added by Ysabel Lee on April 5, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

The Testing

One book I had heard about repeatedly was The Testing. I had heard endless reviews about how the book was suspenseful and witty and always unexpected, so I figured I would give it a shot, and I'm glad I did.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is about a young girl named Cia who is one of the rare students selected for a very high honor- being accepted into the University. Coming from a successful family, Cia strives to be one of the few students to make it to the…


Added by Lindsey DeFilippo on March 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Age-Old Question I Can't Stop Wondering About

Recently, I reread one of my favorite books to date, The Hunger Games. It was a book very close to my heart, as I love darker stories and it was one of the few novels I actually wanted to read beginning to end. However, upon rereading it, a question kept coming back into my head: How does this compare to the movie version? There are certainly strengths and faults on both sides, but what exactly were they? I realized, after much contemplation, that I need to write out my thoughts in a…


Added by Johnny Whitfield on March 18, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

Seven Reasons why Winter isn't all that bad.

With spring on the horizon, many are eager to be rid of winter. I feel bad that winter is so hated upon, so I created these seven reasons as to why winter is actually pretty cool.

1. Days off of school

We all love a…


Added by Ethan Violette on March 13, 2014 at 6:56pm — 16 Comments

Identity Crisis by Joelle Charbonneau

I recently read The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, published June 4, 2013. After hearing countless reviews about how phenomenal the book is, I decided to give it a shot. I found myself yearning to find out what's next. Is Cia going to make it to he University? Is Tomas going to betray her and kill her so he can make it to the finish line? I could not possibly read fast enough to figure out these answers. Words flushed through my mind as I hurried to figure out what happened next- it…


Added by Lindsey DeFilippo on March 5, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Once a book, Now a movie!

   On a snowy winter day, when our cheeks are rosy, and our lips chapped, our ideal day would be to go inside and watch a movie while drinking hot chocolate. While resting, we flip through Netflix and find a couple movies to watch and begin to watch them as we take a break from shoveling the heap of snow or from just playing outside. A bunch of movies like Inkheart, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Harry Potter, are all really good movies that…


Added by Eunice Kim on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Is it Nature or Nurture?

The Hunger Games, in one sentence, is about a post-American sci-fi world called Panem, in which a common teenage girl, Katniss, finds herself fighting for her life in the cruel and deadly Hunger Games held yearly and enforced by the oppressive Capitol. No one in the Capitol has ever said anything against the Hunger Games. In fact, they enjoy watching them! A few of the twelve districts that Panem is made up of are called the “Career Districts” and the tributes from those districts are called…


Added by Sahithi Muppalla on October 25, 2013 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Ready Player One Review

The book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is an interesting book to say the least. It's a science fiction novel with a dystopian society feel to it. Now if you're not a science fiction fan, don't worry it's still a good read. I'm not a big science fiction fan myself but I liked this book. I liked it because it wasn't a setting so out there that I couldn't even picture it, like some science fiction books can get, it was almost believable. It takes place in 2044 and everything is…


Added by Kyle Anderson on October 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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