Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Hunger Games - Book & Movie

I stumbled across The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins back in 2009.  I don't really remember how I heard about it but sounded interesting.  I read it and devoured it and was so glad that there was a sequel, Catching Fire that was already released at the time.  Of course then after reading that book I had to wait nearly a year to read Mockingjay.  So when I heard that they were making a movie based on the first book I was very happy.  I just recently re-read The Hunger Games and still love it just as much as when I read it the first time.  Here is what the book is about:
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister Primrose, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

The Hunger Games

I can't wait to see what they are going to do with the The Hunger Games Movie.  The movie will hit Theaters on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 and I will most likely go see it that weekend.  It stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark.  Not two actors that I would have chosen to play those parts because in my opinion they don't look right for the part, but we will see how they do in the movie.

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