Review of Hunger Games

Well there were some difference between the book and the film, but over course, I expected that.  Here are some of the differences that I just couldn’t get over:SPOILER ALERT!...more

It's Here! THE HUNGER GAMES: The World IS Watching.

"In just a few short hours, the eyes of all Panem shall turn to the Arena to watch glamorous Glimmer from District 1, tiny Rue from District 11, Katniss Everdeen, District 12's first volunteer in recent memory, and 21 other outstanding Tributes put on a "once-in-a-generation" display of spirit."...more
I loved it and saw it the opening weekend.  Rue is played by my friend Karen Brailsten's ...more

I read The Hunger Games in 2 days.

I started reading The Hunger Games yesterday morning. And read, and read, and read.Shook myself free of the book to do what was necessary. Phone calls, quick conversations with people. Lunch.I got my to-do list done. And then I read some more....more
Wait. What? You hadn't already read this? I think you and I need to have a discussion about your ...more

Banned Books Week: Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games"

When Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games was released in 2008 it caused a sensation. The young adult book that was Survivor meets American Gladiator meets guerilla warfare. Collins reported came up with the idea while flipping channels between reality television and coverage of the war in Iraq. In the novel children were pitted against children in a televised game of kill or be killed. It was the fifth most challenged book in 2010. ...more
 @cooklaughlove No, the whole point of the book is to desensitized children against killing and ...more