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Apr. 5th, 2011 02:06 pm
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I just started The Hunger Games yesterday, to see what the fuss is about, then I ended up staying up until about 2:30am reading it. I have ~80 pages left.

Today some casting decisions for the movie came out, and LJ (and I assume the general fandom) is in a huge uproar cos they all wanted Hunter Parrish as one of the characters. But as I adore him right now, can I just say, FUCK YEAH JOSH HUTCHERSON.

Date: 2011-04-11 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] betsybookwyrm.livejournal.com
Okay, what is this Hunger Games that I keep seeing you tweet about?

Date: 2011-04-11 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zenni.livejournal.com
It's this new (well, I say 'new'; it's actually a couple of years old) series by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games is the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Creatively named, right! It's pretty much a dystopic future America, and every year, a bunch of kids have to participate in these gladiator-like fights and kill each other, until the last person standing is crowned the winner. Handy wiki link!

The books aren't exactly highbrow literature, and I'm still waiting on the second and third in the series to get posted to me (Catching Fire and Mockingjay), but it's easy to read and hard to put down. It's drawing a lot of comparisons to Twilight because of a love triangle that forms some kind of a subplot in the later books, which is completely unfair, since it's better written, the protagonist has a backbone and doesn't define herself by her boyfriend (nor does she even want a boyfriend), and there is some sort of social-political commentary in there. Plus the themes and the story are on the brutal side for YA fiction. I'd highly recommend at least the first book (since it's the only one I've read)!

And as with all good book franchises with a built-in fanbase, they're making a movie out of it, starring Oscar-nominatedTM Jennifer Lawrence. They recently just announced the two male leads, and the fandom went nuts over the news, but because I actually like one of them, I'm just chilling and being "haters gon' hate" over in my corner :D

Date: 2011-04-11 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] betsybookwyrm.livejournal.com
Iiiinteresting. I may have to read it sometime. I need to read more YA stuff, I think. And I do like me some dystopia.

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