Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Hunger Games

This is the story of a girl who can't seem to decide whether she wants to be a rebel or a victim. Or maybe it's about and annoyingly whiny teen struglling to figure out her place in the world. Or maybe it's one of those love triangles where the girl just can't seem to make up her mind about which of the two guys she should hookup with. As you can see, I'm a little confused because the The Hunger Games book (the very first book in the series) was about a girl with wisdom ad maturity beyond her years, the girl who earned to feed her family possibly in her pre-teens, the girl who survived a literal deathmatch with a dozen of well trained opponents, and the girl who defied the Capitol to save her friend. I mean, what happened to the Katiss Everdeen of The Hunger Games?

Let me take a step back though. In The Hunger Games, I understood exactly what was going on - All the metaphors and social commentary aside, it was more or less an action-adventure story in a brand new setting and what all dangers the girl will have to face and things that she'll have to do to survive and come out as a winner.

More soon...