After lots of persuasion through other people's blogs and reactions to the movie,  I finally decided to read The Hunger Games. I wish I had read it as soon as I heard about it, but sadly I did not. I waited several years before I even skimmed the book to see whether I'd like it or not. Either way, this book was definitely worth reading. Though it wasn't as intense and violent as I thought it would be, (not saying it wasn't because it certainly was but from what I heard, I just imagined it to be a little more intense and action packed) I still enjoyed enjoyed this book a lot. Normally, a book as thick as The Hunger Gameswould take me a couple months to finish but I finished this book in just three days! It was definitely a page turner and had me reading several hours past midnight. 

 

What I liked most about the book was that it clearly showed each character's personality and character. I would say defining characters and helping the readers understand each character's personality in a book is one of the most critical parts in a novel because of the huge impact it has on the reader's level of understanding of the book. Suzanne Collins did a great job on this. I was able to understand what kind of person each character was without difficulty. By understanding each character, I was able to somehow relate them to my life, whether it was to me or to other people I know. Being able to make a connection with the book helped me enjoy the book even more, on top of all the things the book already provided me with.

 

What was your favorite part of the book? What connections were you able to make with the book?

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Comment by Becky Palarz on April 24, 2012 at 1:53pm

I would agreee!!!!!! Have you seen the movie? I don't believe it displays the whole book, although it was good, they missed out on a lot of small details, that like you said make someone fall in love with the book and have connections, and such on. But I guess if i had to say what connections did i make during the book is that  lot of the personalities and characteristics seemed to match me. Like Katniss for taking her sisters place, well that takes a lot of courage and love. But there are a lot of other connections between other chacrteristics, i could go on forever. But one last comment have you read the last two books? You have to because you need to know what happens!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Kyile Crews on May 4, 2012 at 4:45pm

Hi Yuri! I love the Hunger Games! It's one of my all-time favorite books because there's a little bit of everything, action and romance, but it doesn't focus on either subject! I personally didn't have connections to the books, but that's just me! Have you seen the movie? It's so good, some of the effects aren't that good, like the fire in the chariot scene but overall I was really happy with the movie! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Macie Wheeler on May 9, 2012 at 9:42pm

Hi I'm Macie from Carbondale Community High School. I absolutely love The Hunger Games! I cannot wait for the next movie to come out! I could barely wait for the first! I'm definitley Team Peta! I will probably reread these books before the next movie comes out.

Comment by Sarah Seward on May 10, 2012 at 10:52am

Hi! I'm Sarah from Carbondale Community High School. I love love love The Hunger Games. I would have to say the books are so much better than the movie. I'm assuming that now that they have a bigger budget, Catching Fire will be awesome, Anyway, love your post! Keep posting!

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