Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hi readers,,

Now I know what you're thinking- "OMG! SHE'S DOING 'THE HUNGER GAMES'! :D" Well, you'd be right, but to be honest, I'm doing to see whether the hype behind it makes sense.

You know, there are two book/movie phenomenons that have occurred recently; "Twilight" and "The Hunger  Games." Both of them became insanely popular very close to the release date of the book and were then made into movies that were equally, if not more, popular than the book. Either way, people have become obsessed and I don't quite get it. I don't get it for one simple reason- I've never experienced these books/movies for myself. I never read Twilight or saw the movie because what I gathered from the description of the story line to the way my friends decide to camp out in front of movie theaters was that it had to be overrated and I didn't want to get disappointed. Believe it or not, I was walking through Target about a year ago and I decided that I was going to buy a book. So, I walked up and down the aisles (past all the stupid, typical teen girl drama books and straight to the action/horror ones) and came across "The Hunger Games." They had put it on a "new release" shelf (even though I now learned that this book was published in 2008) and after reading the back, I was sold. I bought the book right away and put it on top of my book shelf. Like most of the books I buy, they collect dust and whatever because I can never find the time to sit down and really read it. At any rate, by the time I got around to reading the book, I realized that a movie for it was coming out, my friends had their hair braided in these elaborate styles, people were crying, and the camping out commenced. Therefore, I put the book away and never got around to opening it.

I know, this story is ridiculous, but I'm being honest. However, now that I have my book club, I'm going to give it a try. The book looked interesting enough for me to buy it, so it's about time I OPEN it and start reading. Therefore, I am introducing "The Hunger Games" as the first book on my book list.

I will always introduce a book to this blog a week ahead so that you guys have the opportunities to find the book, check it out of your library or buy the book, and just get to know it a little better. Read some reviews online, scan the book for yourself, test it out; then the reading starts. I will cover two chapters a week, adding my commentary, asking you guys questions, etc. I hope that these books will inspire great conversation between you guys and myself where we can really enjoy the club.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

I encourage you guys to do some research of your own. Look up the content to see if this is a book that is okay for you; I know some people that found it to be too violent and such, so yeah, just take a quick look online to make sure that it's a book you'd be comfortable reading. 

I will make my first book club posting for chapters 1 and 2 of "The Hunger Games" on October 21st, 2012 so start reading!

Love Always <3,
Katrina Lowell


Amber said...

Really you haven't read this yet? It's amazing :) ur gonna love it Katrina!

Katrina Lowell said...

Hey Amber,

I see you've made it to my new blog; how do you like it? Yeah, no I haven't read it it yet. I started reading it today and from Chapter 1 it's exciting, so I can't wait to see what else happens through the course of the story. Are you gonna join? Oh, and before I forget, did you see the poem, "Shipwrecked"? I'm sure you'd love it!

Love you bestie! Always <3,

Amber white said...

I saw the poem and I really do love it! :) and I can't join, no google account :P anyways love ya kat