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What is it about the Hunger Games that you like the most?

The Hunger Games

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1FantasyGirl2
May 3, 2010, 10:34pm Top

I personally like it because it is a thrilling, hold-on-to-the-edge-of-your-seat series. I am not a huge fan of romance either, but the Hunger Games has just right amount; not too much,not too little. It is also a book about friendship, good moral values, and it has a female protagonist. It is also one of the only series that I just HAVE to come back again and again to, and the others are Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore, the tortallan books starting with Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce, and books by Enid Blyton from when I was 7.

2Babbe2
May 4, 2010, 7:58pm Top

i agree but I love it all around so good!

3FantasyGirl2
May 4, 2010, 8:37pm Top

Why do you like the book?

4Babbe2
May 4, 2010, 8:39pm Top

There are so many reasons I can't list them all.

5FantasyGirl2
May 4, 2010, 8:47pm Top

Try

6Babbe2
May 5, 2010, 7:40am Top

Blah

7bananak
May 5, 2010, 10:12pm Top

i luv the intensity of everything

8FantasyGirl2
May 6, 2010, 5:10pm Top

I agree.

9Babbe2
May 6, 2010, 5:55pm Top

yea that makes sense but see there is more than just the intensity there is everything else that goes with it, hard to explain in words you know

10FantasyGirl2
May 6, 2010, 6:18pm Top

You're right.

11Babbe2
May 6, 2010, 6:34pm Top

thank you!

12bananak
May 6, 2010, 7:28pm Top

yeah i also agree its like, theres never a dull moment, there's always something that keeps u reading whether its the intensity, romance, awe, everything

13Babbe2
May 6, 2010, 8:03pm Top

totally

14Puppydogluver
May 7, 2010, 5:45pm Top

exactly!

15bananak
May 7, 2010, 8:42pm Top

lol i am glad evryone agrees with me lol

16FantasyGirl2
May 7, 2010, 8:54pm Top

:D

17bananak
May 8, 2010, 9:04am Top

:-)

18Babbe2
May 8, 2010, 3:00pm Top

:P

19bananak
May 8, 2010, 3:22pm Top

B)

20FantasyGirl2
May 8, 2010, 5:15pm Top

;P

If we don't stopm this thread will be full of several different smiley faces.

21bananak
May 8, 2010, 6:13pm Top

whats wrong with that?
0_o

22FantasyGirl2
May 8, 2010, 7:34pm Top

uh................................uh..........................wasteage of time?

23bananak
May 8, 2010, 8:43pm Top

thats not so bad!!
=P

24FantasyGirl2
May 8, 2010, 8:43pm Top

;)

25bananak
May 8, 2010, 8:46pm Top

lol life is good. :-D

26FantasyGirl2
May 8, 2010, 9:35pm Top

Ha! It is. Especially that we have such good books like the Hunger Games...

Hmm...question...are you an avid reader? Would you call yourself a bookworm?

27bananak
May 8, 2010, 9:51pm Top

bookworm is an understatement lolol yeah im always reading a book CONSTANTLY!! are u?

28FantasyGirl2
May 9, 2010, 12:12pm Top

Me too! All my classmates joke that is they lock me in huge room full of books, without food or water, I will still be happy.

I always have at least 1 book at arm's reach. When the teacher stops to catch her breath for a minute, I am reading. While they are taking attendence, I am reading. In the car, I am reading. During lunch. After a test. After school, before my ride comes.Just now, before I opened my laptop. Even on the computer, I go look for something to read on books.google.com Reading, reading,reading. After a while,I had to go look for words that mean 'lover of books' or 'reader' and is stronger than 'bookworm'. I found it: bibliophile.
Sometimes I wish my name was "Iqrah". It means "read".

29FantasyGirl2
May 9, 2010, 12:14pm Top

I can say that my love of reading is heridatiary, (is that how u spell it?), because my grandparents, and parents are/were avid readers. So are my sibblings.

30Babbe2
May 9, 2010, 3:47pm Top

she is she brings a book to lunch and so am I

31Babbe2
May 9, 2010, 3:48pm Top

that is awsome. I love to read so much my parents got me a kindle so I can always read

32Babbe2
May 9, 2010, 3:48pm Top

the only person in my family that i know of is my dad. One of my brothers hates it i dont know how we r realted

33FantasyGirl2
May 9, 2010, 5:52pm Top

>31 Babbe2:. Ooohhh, I envy you.
>30 Babbe2:. You two know each other? How unfair.

34bananak
May 9, 2010, 6:37pm Top

yeah and i always bring a book to lunch like babbe2 said and she's like, jeez, ur so unsociable (is that a word?). and im just like, SO?? i luv reading!!! i might put a kindle on my bday list, idk still hav to think about it lol

35FantasyGirl2
May 9, 2010, 7:13pm Top

I always have a book to school too. My teachers tell me to socialise. I then go out into the courtyard to read, in peace and quiet. Cafetarias are loud, and annoying.

36bananak
May 9, 2010, 8:24pm Top

o lucky u can choose where to go 4 lunch?? we hav to sit in a noisy cafeteria so i can learn the hard way to tune out lots of noises

37Puppydogluver
May 9, 2010, 9:16pm Top

yeah... me 2 so uh i don't like obsess over books... but i do read a lot. theres this 1 girl who reads while the teachers talkin her name is jasmine shes so annoying

38bananak
May 9, 2010, 9:20pm Top

i read while the teachers talking....im not jasmine, but i read almost evry moment i can

39Puppydogluver
May 9, 2010, 9:21pm Top

yeah shes annoyin... ur not!

40bananak
Edited: May 9, 2010, 9:36pm Top

thank u lol u rock!!! thanks!

41FantasyGirl2
May 9, 2010, 10:07pm Top

I don't really get to choose cause i'm a freshman in HS. But we have a small garden, and I'm allowed to go there.Is quiet there because it is windy and cold in autumn/winter/early spring. ie, most of the school year. So i basically have about 40x40 ft to myself. And a friend who sometimes comes out with me.

42bananak
May 10, 2010, 5:54pm Top

o sweet!! yeah we r still in jr high lol

43FantasyGirl2
May 10, 2010, 5:58pm Top

jr high school? what grades would that be?

I'm in 9th. My sis's in 12th.

44bananak
Edited: May 10, 2010, 6:05pm Top

6-8th grade

45FantasyGirl2
May 10, 2010, 6:14pm Top

Oooohhhh. Here 6-8 is called middle school. So u r in what grade?

46Puppydogluver
May 10, 2010, 8:06pm Top

us 2! im in 6th

47FantasyGirl2
May 10, 2010, 8:07pm Top

OOhh. So I'm older in grade and age.

48Puppydogluver
May 10, 2010, 8:08pm Top

waaa! ur grade?

49FantasyGirl2
May 10, 2010, 8:10pm Top

9th grade. But i'm should be in 8th according to my grade.
When I was young, I got a double promotion. That's fancy words. It means, basically, I was told that I could skipp a grade.

50Puppydogluver
Edited: May 10, 2010, 8:12pm Top

cool! im in 6th but im taking 7th grade science and 7th + 1/2 of 8th math the rest of my classes are all advanced

51FantasyGirl2
May 10, 2010, 8:14pm Top

Ooh. Cool. Very very proud of you.

52Puppydogluver
May 10, 2010, 8:18pm Top

ur more ahead then me tho!

53FantasyGirl2
Edited: May 10, 2010, 8:20pm Top

thx. Yes, but you are one of the most advanced in ur grade. So i'm proud of you.

54Puppydogluver
May 10, 2010, 8:21pm Top

well there r lots of ppl in my grade like that i think... at least like 30

55bananak
May 10, 2010, 8:26pm Top

ur school's SMART!!! lol

56FantasyGirl2
May 10, 2010, 8:27pm Top

It is! Wow!

But I don't get it. If you are all smart, why don't you all skip a grade?

57bananak
May 10, 2010, 8:29pm Top

good question

58Puppydogluver
May 11, 2010, 8:24am Top

idk well they would if they thot we shld

59FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:56am Top

hmmm...good point...

60Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 4:04pm Top

yeah... so anyway

61FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:28pm Top

anyway....What is it about the Hunger Games that you like the most?

62Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 4:30pm Top

tehe
um its fun and exciting and awesome and cool and good and actiony

63FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:31pm Top

:)

64Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 4:31pm Top

=D

65FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:33pm Top

=)(=

66Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 4:33pm Top

=D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D

67FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:34pm Top

Ha good one lol

68Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 4:34pm Top

smile! =D

69FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:36pm Top

lots of them. which reminds me

guess what?

70Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 4:36pm Top

wat?

71FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:40pm Top

I FINALLY GOT MY OLDER SIS TO READ IT!!!!!

72Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 4:41pm Top

yay!!!
ps... very bad! cant fing hg 1!!! friend wanted to borrow it and read it- cant find it eeeeekkkkk!!! aaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! waaaaa!!!

73FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:43pm Top

I think this is what persuaded my sis:

My friend was bored and borrowed the book and was reading it. three minutes later, the bell rung. She had read a couple of pages only. But she must have liked them, because she gives my back the book with the statement "I hate you. I want to read that book."

Later, we meet my sister, and I ask my friend to tell my sis ow much she liked it. She told her. My sister concented, 10 min later.

74FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 4:44pm Top

>72 Puppydogluver:. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. not good!!!Oh, you just have to find it. ARRRAHHH!!

75Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 5:00pm Top

i know!!!!!!!! looked for like 15 min and couldnt find it... that wuz last night at like 11 so i didnt want to wake anyone up

76FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 5:01pm Top

try now again

77Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 5:02pm Top

hmmmm... will at 5:15 if i remember... as much as i want to find it... i cant remember if i like, lent it to someone

78FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 5:03pm Top

......maybe u did....

79Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 5:12pm Top

yeah idk see my memory is failing!

80FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 5:22pm Top

or you're tired and sleepy...

81Puppydogluver
May 12, 2010, 5:25pm Top

dont hypnotise me!!
tehe

82FantasyGirl2
May 12, 2010, 5:51pm Top

tired.....sleepy.....tired.....sleepy.....tired......sleepy......tlrepdy.....

83bananak
May 13, 2010, 9:46pm Top

there should b a law against losing a hunger games book. SHAME PUPPYDOGLUVER!!! SHAME!!!!! lollolol jkjkjkjk

84FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 9:49am Top

there should. SHAME TO YOU!!!!go to jail!! lol.

85FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 9:50am Top

you are herby now a piarah. (social outcast) from the hunger games world, until you find ur book.

jk

86bananak
May 14, 2010, 6:11pm Top

piarah?? omg i m ttly using that word

87Mariah7
May 14, 2010, 6:56pm Top

I love the action and the little bit of romance. You guys have a very interesting conversation going on here.

88FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 7:00pm Top

>86 bananak:. Itsn't it a facinating word...?

>87 Mariah7:.
I agree with you. Something's always happening...
Why thank you. Why don't you join the conversation too?

89Mariah7
May 14, 2010, 7:24pm Top

Well I am bit confused by it all! hahah.

90FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 7:32pm Top

You see, we have all been posting fora while now, nd are familiar with each other, so sometimes we might say random things in random posts. You'll have to readll of the threads and make note of who saya what to get our bickering.

91Mariah7
May 14, 2010, 7:37pm Top

Yea I can tell you guys know each other pretty well!

92FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 7:44pm Top

Yeah, we pretty much do.

I'll tell you about them to make it easier on you.

babanak and Babbe2 know each other, go to the same school. Puppydogluver is a 6th grader who's really smart. She has 7th grade-level classes. I'm, well, me. I'm a 9th grader who skipped a grade when i was in elementary school. I came to the US from my homecountry, Burma, in the middle of 8th grade. I was persuading my sister to read the HG series, and succeded.

How about you?

93Mariah7
May 14, 2010, 7:53pm Top

I am seventeen and just moved to Idaho from California(having a rough time with it). I havent been on LT very long but I like it.

Thanks for catching me up! =)

94FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 8:15pm Top

You're very welcome
I hope you settle in soon. I travel a lot, and I know how it feels having to settle down yet again somewhere else.
I haven't been on LT very ling either.

95Mariah7
May 14, 2010, 9:25pm Top

Why do you travel around so much??

96FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 10:01pm Top

Education. I come from Burma. There, education isn't worth it after, say, 9th grade, in my private school. Gov. school is basically useless. Its a communist country, see.
So my family went to Pakistan, where my mother was born and her father has a huge there. Pakistan had very good collages/univerisities. As good as Princeton and Harvard and all that. Two years later tho, we had to go back to Burma, cause me and my sibblings passports were going to become expired. Everything in Burma is slow paced, tho, so we had to wait a year to ge them renewed. When we did, things in Pakistan had become pretty harsh, so my uncle and grandfather (same one who invited us to Pakistan earlier) told us to come live here. SO here we live, with our uncle's family, in his house.

And other than that, my family is one that loves travelling. We like to visit places. I love travelling, but it does make things more complicated. sigh.

97FantasyGirl2
May 14, 2010, 10:04pm Top

Why r u in California?

98Mariah7
May 15, 2010, 12:01am Top

Wow! So your parents are still in Burma?
I lived in the same small town in California for my whole life, on the same property(different houses) with the rest of my family(aunt, cousin, grandma, grandpa). And my mom and dad got tired of all the tension. So we moved to Idaho, where my other grandma lives, to a big city. Been here for almost a year, but its still really rough for me.

99FantasyGirl2
May 15, 2010, 4:27pm Top

No, my mon has always moved with us. My father has commitments in Burma, so he is there and frequentle gives 3 wk to 5 wk visits. Usually around the time we have a week long holiday, so we can actually spend time together.

100Babbe2
May 16, 2010, 11:46am Top

I already have a kindle i that awsome!!!

101Babbe2
May 16, 2010, 11:49am Top

Im in 7th grade and my mom and brother were reading and on vacation I finished my last book that I brought so Im like I need a book and I read it all day none stop I even read while I was eating!!!

102FantasyGirl2
May 16, 2010, 5:10pm Top

I envy u. I wish I had a kindle. *sigh*

103Puppydogluver
May 16, 2010, 9:15pm Top

i wanna kindle waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

104Puppydogluver
May 16, 2010, 9:16pm Top

hmmmm well maybe i dont have any complaining rights... boo hoo... at least ive still got catching fire

105FantasyGirl2
May 16, 2010, 11:02pm Top

Your complaining reminds me of Captin Hook from Peter Pan 2.

"Pan!!! Help me!!"
"You know what they say Hook. A good captain always goes down with his ship."
"But I don't wanna be a good captain!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkBIE_A8hUQ

(Watch from start of that clip)

-------------------------------------------------​

But u do have complaining rights..... Just make sure the Capitol doesn't hear you....don't want to become an Avox, do we?

106bananak
May 17, 2010, 5:01pm Top

yeah lolol

107Babbe2
May 18, 2010, 7:48pm Top

ok u r making this sound 2 serious it is scaring me

108FantasyGirl2
May 19, 2010, 9:45pm Top

oops...sorry....

109Babbe2
May 20, 2010, 7:31pm Top

thats ok

110FantasyGirl2
May 20, 2010, 7:41pm Top

but....we do have complaining rights....
don't we? or are we still too young?

111Babbe2
May 22, 2010, 1:00pm Top

complaing rights to wat???

112FantasyGirl2
May 22, 2010, 4:38pm Top

Oh. lol. read messages 103-105

113Mariah7
May 24, 2010, 1:24am Top

>99 FantasyGirl2:

O thats good. but i bet its still hard not seeming him that often.

The kindles are cool but I like having the actual book.

114FantasyGirl2
May 24, 2010, 9:05am Top

It is hard not seeing him often. My family misses him a lot.

115BookLover287
Jun 4, 2010, 7:31pm Top

I like it because you're always making predictions. Also, it's not one of those oh-so-serious books. Suzanne Collins adds some humor to the book. ;)

116FantasyGirl2
Jun 4, 2010, 11:10pm Top

Ahhh, yes, good point. You like this series? Try Maximum Ride. They are similar, but not the same.

I also love them 'cause ther're unpredictible. Somethimes you read a book, and within the first two chapters, you knwo what the book going to be about, what going to happen. THG and MR are different. You really can't tell what going to happen......until it sneaks up and goes 'boo!' in your face. Loooove it.

117HannaMeads
Jul 25, 2010, 11:57pm Top

I pretty much love everything about the book except it seems like she doesn't explain everything as to where I can see a picture precisely. sometime I had to just go on the internet to see what she was talking about.

118BookLover287
Jul 26, 2010, 1:14pm Top

Response to 116
I know. Rue was unpredictable, and seriously, I did NOT see the epic ending coming. (The mutant wolves)
Response to 117
I disagree. Suzanne Collins did everything right.

119HannaMeads
Jul 26, 2010, 3:01pm Top

I think every author has their flaw. Don't get me wrong I love the books but sometimes they went a bit hazy.

120FantasyGirl2
Jul 26, 2010, 6:38pm Top

She wasn't hasty, but I would have liked a longerish story, simply because i loved it and couldn't believe it was over. Then i found CF.
The point of good books is that you DO NOT see the epic end comming. Otherwise the story is boring. What's fun in a story when u know what's going to happen?? I am happy u agree with me. :D I happy.
And I agree. Everything was perfect. i would not change a single word in it. It was perfectly written. Collins is a natural.
But I suppose everyone has a slightly different like/dislike

121BookLover287
Jul 26, 2010, 7:12pm Top

Critics are the only haters of this book

122FantasyGirl2
Jul 26, 2010, 7:16pm Top

Yup.
And who could criticize the book? Anyone who actually dared should be jailed.
lol

123BookLover287
Jul 26, 2010, 7:17pm Top

Worse...thrown out of America. Or sent into space for eternity.

124FantasyGirl2
Jul 26, 2010, 7:41pm Top

Exiled into space is better. Why should ppl in other countries suffer??

125FantasyGirl2
Jul 26, 2010, 7:42pm Top

Or, maybe this is too horrible- have to do a "hunger games" of their own. As punishment for not liking the book
No, that seems a bit too much. We'll stick with exile into space

126HannaMeads
Jul 26, 2010, 9:48pm Top

hey hey hey! I am just saying that I couldn't always picture everything.

127BookLover287
Jul 27, 2010, 9:11am Top

I could. Susan and a cross between Edmund and Peter hunt in the woods. Susan's little sister, a mini her, gets picked and Susan takes her place. Hagrid with no beard and make-up falls down, and Rita Skelter takes her and a muscular brown-haired guy to the capitol.
I was taking the names of the charcters and replacing them with the cast list. Peeta, I really dont know

128FantasyGirl2
Jul 27, 2010, 5:27pm Top

126/. Nah, I don't think you can be considered a critic. Not an official one anyway.
;D
128> I can almost picture that.

129HannaMeads
Jul 27, 2010, 9:51pm Top

well gee, thanks guys. I thought it was constructive criticism.

130FantasyGirl2
Jul 27, 2010, 10:23pm Top

:D
Yours IS constructive criticism.
WE mean to excile those who criticize it, saying they HATED the book and it was horrible.
Or at least send then to mental institutes for treatment. Those ppl must be senile.

131HannaMeads
Jul 27, 2010, 10:28pm Top

I only said one negative thing about it. sooo I can not be exiled.

132FantasyGirl2
Jul 27, 2010, 10:33pm Top

Yes. You cannot.
Did I ever say that you said u hated the HG? No, I did not.
Thus, u r not senile. U r simply doing "positive criticism"

133HannaMeads
Jul 27, 2010, 10:43pm Top

haha. thanks.

134Mariah7
Jul 27, 2010, 11:05pm Top

wow guys...calm down. haha

135BookLover287
Jul 28, 2010, 8:27am Top

Yeah.
It would be wierd if the book acutualy happened in real life

136FantasyGirl2
Jul 28, 2010, 6:28pm Top

134> lol. peacekeeper?
135> It would freak me out. If I was alive, that is.

137BookLover287
Jul 28, 2010, 9:17pm Top

*shivers*

138BookLover287
Jul 28, 2010, 9:17pm Top

*shivers*

139FantasyGirl2
Jul 28, 2010, 9:59pm Top

BookLover287, is it snowing?
(I'm just joking!)

i know what you mean. It scares me too!

140HannaMeads
Jul 28, 2010, 10:20pm Top

uhhhh.... Just think about it... that smoke that like gets into your skin and slows you down, then kills you. or the sounds of your loved ones. or the Typhoon... freaky...

141BookLover287
Jul 29, 2010, 8:32am Top

<139 So scary. (btw, it's around 80-90 degrees here. Earlier, we had a heat wave for a week, 100 degrees or over every day!)

142FantasyGirl2
Jul 30, 2010, 10:30pm Top

140> MUST you freak me out??

143Mariah7
Jul 31, 2010, 12:14am Top

or hitting the force field or being eaten by the crazy monkeys.

144HannaMeads
Jul 31, 2010, 12:45am Top

142>lol... mah bad.

143> creepy.

145BookLover287
Jul 31, 2010, 10:24am Top

*sigh*

146FantasyGirl2
Jul 31, 2010, 5:26pm Top

-shudders-

147HannaMeads
Aug 5, 2010, 11:06am Top

lol. sorryyy. haha. so what else do you all like? specifically.

148BookLover287
Aug 5, 2010, 2:37pm Top

I like how you can connect it to other things EASILY.
Example: Glee and The Hunger Games are connected because two charcters(Guidance counselor and Peeta) are crushing on a person who is already with someone.

149FantasyGirl2
Aug 5, 2010, 7:53pm Top

148>Wait...wha?? Pls explain in more detail. ^_^ Thank you.

147>That it makes my heart drop down into my toes and rise into my skull (both, randomly) when I think about it. Its sooo exciting!

150BookLover287
Aug 5, 2010, 8:24pm Top

149> Sorry. Anyways, The Hunger Games can be compared to real life things, and other books, tv shows, and movies.
Like, if you were crushing on someone who already had a girlfriend(or boyfriend), you could connect to Peeta, since he knows that Katniss is with Gale.(Or, SHOULD BE).
Hopefuly, no one will be able to relate to the part of the book where 22 people die by the same cause. That would be scary

151FantasyGirl2
Aug 8, 2010, 2:00pm Top

You're right.
And right again. Hopefully, no one will ever, ever have to. But it happens all the time. War, poverty, sickness, natural disasters.

152HannaMeads
Aug 18, 2010, 6:41pm Top

150> it seem like you could connect that to a lot of different movies/books. It's not like it uncommon.

153FantasyGirl2
Aug 19, 2010, 12:15pm Top

Well, all books are based off some aspect of human life. Even the ones in which the characters are animals. So we can always relate to them in some way

154HannaMeads
Jun 30, 2011, 1:28pm Top

I base a lot of my writing from my dreams, they usually make a pretty good story after a little bit of editing.

155sarahy
Edited: Aug 22, 2011, 6:47pm Top

i like the hunger game series because of how real the author made it. you would think that suzanne collins has been in her own hunger games. lots of people liked the books because they could feel bad for katniss. a huge part of the books are emotion, too. katniss being torn apart when rue, then prom, dies. her heart aching between peeta and gale. lots of things were very easy to relate to, then stretched. love. death. survival. acceptance. the cruelty and unfairness of life.

ok, that should sufficiently bore anyone who reads it. thanks for putting up with me!

156Mariah7
Aug 22, 2011, 5:47pm Top

haha. not boring at all. :)

157sarahy
Aug 22, 2011, 6:48pm Top

thanks!

158HannaMeads
Aug 26, 2011, 8:37am Top

Haha, I just started reading mockinjay again and... honestly... Katniss annoys me... constantly complaining.. and really... how hard would it be to be the rebels mockingjay for the good of the country??? I don't know. Just what I was thinking. Hate me for it. Oh well. Lol.

159Mariah7
Aug 26, 2011, 5:31pm Top

i could see how she would be annoying.
but i think it would be pretty hard to be the rebel mockingjay.

160HannaMeads
Aug 27, 2011, 12:52pm Top

Idont think it'd be that hard. I mean yeah it would get annoying to be told what to do but I mean its your free will for thousands of peoples lives.

161sarahy
Aug 27, 2011, 6:26pm Top

i don't hate u! i see what you mean... but katniss does have rough life... she could just suck it up, you know? be the person they all want you to be. they need a leader...

162HannaMeads
Oct 15, 2011, 8:15pm Top

yes, indeed. thank you for not hating me. lol.

163AliceClaryKatniss
Nov 20, 2011, 5:42pm Top

The romance!

164Mariah7
Nov 20, 2011, 9:40pm Top

thats it? katniss was terrible at the romance! haha peeta was great though.

165sarahy
Nov 26, 2011, 5:38pm Top

i love the actor for peeta... don't know if that counts for anything...

166Rozax
May 1, 2012, 3:51pm Top

What I really appreciated about The Hunger Games was the way it hacked reality television and high society to pieces. People in the Districts are starving, yet people in the Capital are so hung up on having perfect eyebrows and painted bodies. I really felt for Katniss when she was going through the primping process, and I'm hoping (though highly doubting) that it begged the question, "What's the point of all this makeup? Why do we want our bodies to be perfectly hairless? What purpose do prepubescent-looking legs serve?"

#164 - I actually loved that about this book! I'm get so tired of reading about clueless men/boys who don't catch subtle (read obvious) hints. While we're reading all of this through Katniss' eyes, we, as the readers, can tell that Peeta's feelings are genuine, while she cannot. And her feelings at the end of the book are so real. How does she feel about Peeta? Are they her own feelings or were they just part of the game? Does she have feelings for Gale? He's her hunting partner. They work together to keep their families alive. What sort of feelings should she have for him? And she wasn't aware of the feelings of either boy until the end of the story.

Now, I hate love-triangles. They are the dregs of literature, and I wish Collins hadn't given in to her editor, but I suppose she managed to make it work (though not quite as well as this). The comparison between the boy at home and the boy on the battlefield, her feelings for both, and why she might not have feelings for either. But if not for that stupid trinity, Rue would have earned her rightful place on the promotional posters with Katniss and Peeta. I really liked Gale, but he wasn't as relevant to the story.

167HannaMeads
Aug 17, 2012, 7:39pm Top

Of course Gale was relevant to the story. c'mon. If anyone wasn't relevant it would be Peeta. Collins could have just had Kat and gale go into the games together and left out allll that stuff about Peeta. Because that would be more plausable than the other.

168Rozax
Edited: Aug 18, 2012, 4:45am Top

I think Collins would be laying the SNAFU on a little thick if Katniss ran the risk of losing her sister to the games, followed by Gale getting thrown in.  It would also diminish the relevance of Prim getting selected, because Gale had how-many ballots to Prim's one.

169luna_lovegood
Edited: Feb 27, 2013, 4:00pm Top

OK Gales relevant i guess.. but Peetas necessary..., he's a main character for crying out loud

eta

170Rozax
Feb 24, 2013, 1:53am Top

Based on the movie or book?  I didn't start hearing Peeta hate until after the movie came out.

171luna_lovegood
Feb 24, 2013, 2:05pm Top

Peeta's relevant regardless..i dont care what u say

172hyper13
Edited: Feb 25, 2013, 10:39pm Top

171--Not to be rude, but could you please explain your opinion on Peeta's irrelevance? I'm just curious about why you think that... :D

173luna_lovegood
Edited: Feb 27, 2013, 3:57pm Top

Top 5 reasons Peeta's relevant and Gale couldn't be thrown in instead from 1st book only
1 Gale Wouldn't have joined carers
2 Katniss and Gale would be allies from the start
3 Gale wouldn't be painted into a rock
4 Gale could walk quietly... and therefore not kill foxface
5 He wouldn't need medicine... based on above points

so basically, if gale was thrown in, the plot line would completely change (which is bad)... and that's only for the 1st book

eta

174hyper13
Feb 26, 2013, 8:30pm Top

I see your point, but didn't Peeta "join" the Careers just so that he could keep tabs on Katniss? I may be wrong there, but...
Also, Peeta's strengths were so different from Katniss's, and his weaknesses were different too...Gale is so similar to Katniss that I personally feel that if HE were the one in the arena, there wouldn't be as much excitement/plot twists because he and Katniss would think so much alike that things might turn predictable. That's just my opinion, of course. :)

175Rozax
Feb 26, 2013, 9:15pm Top

luna_lovegood - Just to clarify, do you mean relevant or irrelevant?

176luna_lovegood
Feb 26, 2013, 10:03pm Top

>174 hyper13: Yes thats my point... but gale still wouldn't do it. And yeah your ight

HE IS RELEVANT!!!!
Got it?

177Rozax
Edited: Feb 27, 2013, 1:47am Top

Then why does it sound as though you're saying he's irrelevant?

Citing 169: "OK Gales relevant.. but no Peeta...really"

And then you go on about Gale's virtues in 173.

178luna_lovegood
Feb 27, 2013, 9:58am Top

NO, thats why gale would CHANGE the plot line, which isn't good

179luna_lovegood
Feb 27, 2013, 9:58am Top

but your right 169 was vague

180Rozax
Feb 27, 2013, 12:35pm Top

Ah, I see now.  All clear.

181luna_lovegood
Feb 27, 2013, 4:00pm Top

I fixed both

182hyper13
Feb 27, 2013, 7:14pm Top

Ha ha now that makes much more sense!

183luna_lovegood
Feb 27, 2013, 7:36pm Top

sorry : Pl

184HannaMeads
Mar 7, 9:46am Top

Im saying Peeta came from no where and really didn't mean that much to Katniss until the games. Yeah he gave her bread but she didn't think about it everyday. She had to have Gale. Gale fed her family everyday and helped to hunt. Yeah the book wouldn't have been as interesting if Peeta weren't there just saying that he isn't as necessary as Gale.

185Rozax
Mar 27, 5:16pm Top

184:  I wouldn't say Gale fed Katniss's family, but they were definitely a team.  After she learned all she needed from Gale, he wasn't as relevant, but who wants to go hunting alone?  Peeta is something completely different.  He's softer than either Katniss or Gale, which makes a good complement to her character and balances the character scheme of the story.  I'm still not happy that the author was pushed into writing a love-triangle, because it was enough that Katniss and Gale helped each other survive.

186Corsiva
Apr 27, 11:49pm Top

I love how Suzanne Collins amplifies today's world and creates elaborate and repulsive situations that say something about the way we live today. It was intellectually stimulating!

187draco16
May 15, 3:59pm Top

nothing more and nothing less then well what ealse but EVERYTHING! its all so well there is only one word in my mind for this and it is AWSOME!

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