Recently, my daughter discovered The Hunger Games. The movies, not the books. Over the course of a weekend she binged on all 4 movies and became a fan. Although she’s not into reading, I have encouraged her to read the books so she can get a deeper understanding of what Katniss thinks and feels. No luck on the books yet, but she has re-watched a couple of the movies already.
We will be flying to London at the end of the year. Our flight is direct from here in Australia and at 17 hours 25 minutes long, it’s the third longest flight in the world. The longest is 18 hours 30 minutes which isn’t much longer when you compare them. That may sound extreme to many of you, but when you live on the world’s biggest island on the underside of the world, it’s a long way to go anywhere else. So for us, long flights are just part of life. She tells me that she plans to rewatch all of the movies to eat up some of the hours on the long flight.
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My daughter’s interest in the series came out of the blue and actually rekindled my own Hunger Games fandom. So much so, that it inspired me to re-read the books. I’ve just finished The Hunger Games (HG1) and it was every bit as good as I remember.
Katniss is an incredible protagonist. She’s humble, she’s sincere, she’s strong, she’s compassionate, she’s smart. She has so many qualities that I’d like my daughter to look up to and learn from. I know Katniss is fictional and the product of an author’s imagination, but she’s essentially a composite of so many things a young woman can be. A guiding light who can inspire girls to take charge of themselves and grab hold of life to achieve anything they want.
The first time I read The Hunger Games was in 2015. Up until then I’d avoided it due to the hype. But once I started, it captured me as a fan and there was no turning back.
I’m a quarter of the way through Catching Fire (HG2) and I’m already reminded of why it’s my favorite book in the series. It’s good to know that time hasn’t faded my love of these books and now I’m thinking a rewatch of the movies is on the cards.
Please check out what I thought about The Hunger Games (HG1) in my original review (and movie trailer) here. But before you do that, please let me know about your Hunger Games memories with a comment below or even just a like so I know you dropped by.
Oh yeah … and here’s a little bit of news that some of you may not be aware of. Suzanne Collins is planning to release a Hunger Games prequel next year. And word is that it will also become a movie.
2020 Update – Tap here for my review of the prequel
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New York City has a terrible secret hidden beneath its surface.
If you’re in search of your next read, look no further than this incredible New York City thriller. SUBWAY | PALLIATOPIA is full of unexpected twists, edge-of-your-seat action, and addictive suspense. Hunger Games and Maze Runner fans love it!
Each year, more than 20,000 people go missing in New York City. Of these, 6,500 are runaways and 12,700 are found alive. But 1,400 are never found. What happens to them?
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Palliatopia is the place you don’t want to be, and the place you can never leave.
They will take your life.
They will take your dreams.
They will take your future.
Look up from your feed … before it’s too late