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review 2017-03-03 16:27
The Hunger Games Book Review
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

"The hunger games" by Suzanne Collins is a thrilling book about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a futuristic world. In this world, she lives in a country with 12 districts. Each one focuses on a different aspect. For example, Katniss's district is a coal mining district that is very poor. "District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety". Katniss lives with her mom and her sister and their pet cat. Each year, every district randomly selects two teenagers to go off to the capital and fight to the death for sport. Primrose, Katniss's sister, is selected for the reaping along with a boy named Peeta. Katniss loves primrose so much that she volunteered to fight in place of her sister. She and Peeta are taken to the capital and trained by a former winner of "the hunger games" named Haymitch. You also meet a few people who root for Katniss or Peeta to win. In the arena, Katniss and Peeta are forced to pretend they are in love and pregnant in order to win the hearts of the viewers. Along the way we meet a little girl named Rue. Katniss and Rue eventually become allies when they are both cornered by their enemies. Rue is way to young to be fighting for her life, but she is very clever. At one point, she devised a scheme so they could escape their enemies. Later on in the book their friendship starts a revolution, "Only I keep wishing I could think of a way...to show the Capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games". The book was very well written and full of excitement. The author showed how relationships are very important, especially in times of crisis. For example, Katniss took great care of her sister because her mother couldn't. Also, Peeta and Katniss formed a relationship while fighting for their lives. This book also teaches people to not just do or believe whatever you are told and to stand up for what you believe in and what you think is right. The government took advantage of these teens and made them kill each other for sport, but once a few people had the courage to stand up for themselves, they sparked a revolution. "I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can't own". Overall, I would rate the book as an 8/10 because of how thrilling and well written it was.

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review 2016-12-16 07:51
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

I reread the Hunger Games earlier this year and then again in October. I have my problems with it (first person narration probably being the biggest), but it's one of the better YA books I've read. Very formulaic but here it works.

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review 2016-12-15 19:55
The World of the Hunger Games
The World of the Hunger Games - Kate Egan

I read this book hoping for some good background info, but almost all of it is straight from the trilogy.


Best bit: Suzanne Collins explaining Alpha mutts. Mutts are weapons (like tracker jackers and monkeys in CF). Alpha mutts are designed to psychologically terrorize people. Each one preys on a certain sense:

sight (wolves in HG), hearing (jabberjays in CF), and smell (lizard mutts in MJ).

(spoiler show)
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text 2016-11-15 11:40
Top Ten Tuesday-Movie Edition!
The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré
Shoeless Joe (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) - W.P. Kinsella

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


The following are my top 11 favorite movies based on books (In no particular order after the first listed):

The Hunt for Red October (However, I don't care for the follow up movies of the series...Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, etc)

Robert Landon Series (Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, etc)
The Hunger Games (Whole Series)
Harry Potter (Whole Series)
The Perfect Storm
Field of Dreams (Corresponding book is Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella)
Percy Jackson (Whole Series, though they have only made 2 movies to date)

Silence of the Lambs (Though not the whole series.  Hannibal was good, but I didn't care for Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon)

The Wizard of Oz
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

The Green Mile

Must mention a favorite of my daughter's: Divergent (Whole Series)

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review 2016-11-11 20:11
Hunger Games Series
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

I think that you could read this book with your 6th graders. Especially, during whole group. It will keep both the girls and boys entertained. It would be a good way to introduce the students to different types of fiction. In this case Dystopian. 

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