Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Airtime Assault #19 -- The Hunger Games: A Trilogy Review

The fanbase for The Hunger Games is growing by the day. Just by doing a search for Hunger Games, Catching Fire, or Mockingjay on Twitter will reveal new readers each day. It's so exciting to continually welcome new friends into our "Obsession" and to see their reactions to the books.

In this week's Airtime Assault we are going to feature, a trilogy review by a newer member of The Hunger Games fandom, and one of our twitter followers,
Cary Cheyenne. Cary has become a huge fan of the trilogy in a short time and on her blog Writing Wonderland she put her thoughts on the series into words.
Here are a few highlights:

An overall of the series:
The Hunger Games trilogy is one that truly took me by surprise. I got a lot of recommendations for the book but I definitely took my time starting it. When I read the book summaries and reviews, I just didn’t think the plot was all that interesting. First off, I recommend that you do not hesitate when it comes to reading The Hunger Games. It may not seem appealing at first but it’s truly riveting. The way Suzanne Collins’ writes is so beautiful and intense. Every single word she writes is full of emotion. There is never a dull moment regarding this story. There was never, ever one single lapse in the entire series where I felt as if I was losing focus. The story doesn’t drift at all but stays on point in a beautiful show of emotions. It’s heartbreaking and unique. It’s a once in a lifetime reading experience that you must not miss.
On life in District 12:
In the beginning, I found Katniss Everdeen’s life incredibly difficult. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the concepts that she easily accepted. Katniss’s world was District 12, a place where food was scarce and poverty was all they really knew. If you didn’t live in the Capitol where the Present resided, you most likely rationed food and all others sources. In the districts surrounding the Capitol you obeyed the law or met an early death. There was no rebellion, no second guessing and no sideways glances. You took what you got.
On the Katniss/Peeta relationship in The Hunger Games:
The romance was non-existent at the time, but when it comes to survival of the fittest, you’d practically hold hands with a goat and confess your undying love.
On the ending of the series:
So many lives were lost and I felt my stomach drop with each one. You grow attached to each person and their personality. “Mockingjay” provided the final battle and the final sense of closure. The ending was fantastic and incredibly filled with emotion.
You can read Cary Cheyenne's full review here.

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