22 februari 2012

BOOKS | The Hunger Games


The Hunger Games is an amazing book trilogy which I have read in 4 days. I know. When I like something, I become obsessed with it so I have to read on. After reading the books, I recommended it to all my friends but they seem not very enthousatic about it, but I don't blame them because I was once one of them. At first I thought it was like Twilight or Harry Potter and I have had an other picture in mind when I read the synopsis (I didn't like the idea of futurism). But The Hunger Games is much more than that! It's about sacrificing, love, friendship, betrayal, power, justice, war..

The Hunger Games is an event which is organized once a year by the Capitol. The Capitol is a place where people live in wealth while the Districts live in poverty. Like I have said, it's a story which takes place in the future, in North-America to be exactly. North-America is now Panem. A land which is separated in twelve Districts. Each district has its own 'thing'. Like coal, luxury goods or electricity. Each year one girl and one boy from every District must participate the Hunger Games. On the Reaping day, all the girls and boys have to stand in front of the Justice Hall. That's the moment where someone from the Capitol picks a name out of each bowl. The principal is Katniss, a 16 years old girl from District 12 (the poorest District). She lives with her sister Primrose and her mother near the forest where she illegal hunts for her family. Her father died in a mine so she has to take care of her sister and mother. When Prims name drops at the Reaping, Katniss steps forward to volunteer as tribute. From then, the adventure has begun. Katniss discovers how cruel the Capitol is but she discovers other (great) things as well.

I RECOMMEND this book to you all!! I have to learn to stop prejudice something because mostly it turns out great (like Vampire Diaries..). There is also a movie made from the first book which premieres on 21 March in the theatres in the Netherlands. I'm so excited!! I have high expectations as well haha. But I have no doubt that it will be a bad movie because the trailer of the movie and soundtrack list looks great! Birdy, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, The Secret Sisters and much more has written a song for the movie. Oh, when you have read the books, you should definitely listen to this song from Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars. It's called Safe & Sound. It decribes the book in a nutshell and you can place the song in various scenes in the first book.

What are your thoughts? Have you read the trilogy as well?

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