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In recent weeks my thoughts and daydreams have been filled with fictional characters, including Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark. I was reading The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and often felt like I was part of their world, living in Panem, and fighting against the leaders of the Capitol for freedom and to protect my loved ones. I am actually surprised how much I enjoyed the series, as when I first heard about the premise, it did nothing for me. . . .

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