Has anyone read the Hunger Games? What did you think?

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  1. Laura Ginn profile image60
    Laura Ginnposted 7 years ago

    I absolutely loved this book trilogy, so much so that I have also been ordering the books for my friends.  Has anyone else read them and if so what did you think?

    1. shellyakins profile image69
      shellyakinsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I read them all and LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!  I even gave them to my mom to read and she enjoyed them too.  I started reading them when the first one came out a few years ago then I had to wait and wait for the others to be written and published. So lucky all of you who waited and can read them one right after the other smile

  2. Ebower profile image83
    Ebowerposted 7 years ago

    I've only read the first one, because I was able to borrow it from my aunt.  I haven't made it to the library yet to read the sequels.  It was absolutely thrilling; I couldn't put it down!  The characters seemed believable in a story that is unreal.  It displays an array of various versions of humanity that it's impossible not to relate to some part of the story.  I would recommend it for teenagers or any age (except for children).  It was simply marvelous!

    1. Laura Ginn profile image60
      Laura Ginnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The first one is the best in my opinion but I definitely recommend reading the other two when you get the chance.  I, like you, couldn't put it down and I read all three books within two days.  I see they are making a film of the first book too which should be interesting...

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    will345davisposted 7 years ago

    I read the first before the sequels came out. It was amazing. The wait for the sequels was excruciating. I've seen some screen shots from the film. It looks promising. The only thing I've found that I didn't like is that Peeta and Gale looked too clean. Thay didn't look as hard up as the book portrays them.

    1. Laura Ginn profile image60
      Laura Ginnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I know what you mean about the screen shots.  Films hardly ever are as good as the books - the only exception in my eyes is the LOTR trilogy although many would disagree with me there.  Still it will be interesting to see how it is interpreted for the big screen!

  4. emichael profile image76
    emichaelposted 7 years ago

    I read the trilogy and loved them all. I agree, the first one is the best. I found myself torn between Peeta and Gale though. I won't say much more since you haven't read the others yet smile

    1. Laura Ginn profile image60
      Laura Ginnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with Gale all the way smile

      1. emichael profile image76
        emichaelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I guess because I got to know Peeta's character better, I ended up rooting for him. But yeah, these books were glued to my fingers until I finished. Very well done.

    2. Eve Foss profile image74
      Eve Fossposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I loved, loved, loved all three of the books! I cannot wait for the movie to come out. I hope it does them justice and does not deviate too far from the books.

      1. emichael profile image76
        emichaelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I hope so. They cast Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. That should be interesting...

        1. Laura Ginn profile image60
          Laura Ginnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah :-s  I loved Cinna in the books - I hope he lives up the view I have of him in my head lol.

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    will345davisposted 7 years ago

    I have to say that casting Woody Harrelson as Haymitch was genius. After Zombieland and his amazing role in A Scanner Darkly, I think he'd be an awesome addition as the drunken mentor

    1. emichael profile image76
      emichaelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice, I hadn't heard that. I loved him in Zombieland.

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        will345davisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Elizabeth Banks is playing Effie Trinket. The cast is a good one. The movie looks promising. Plus, they've been doing much better with book/movie transitions lately.

        1. emichael profile image76
          emichaelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh very nice, that will be a solid cast. The only thing I'm uncertain of is the director...

  6. Artistic Life profile image53
    Artistic Lifeposted 7 years ago

    I just started reading this book this morning and I'm already hooked!  Lots of people have been recommending it to me.  I'll let you know what I think when I finish it!

  7. Recipe Gal profile image64
    Recipe Galposted 7 years ago

    I've read all three books, and I absolutely loved them!  I couldn't put them down!  I would reccomend them to anyone looking for a good, quick read! 

    I'm also super excited about the movie!  Does anyone know when it is scheduled to come out?

    1. emichael profile image76
      emichaelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      March 23rd of next year. In other words NOT SOON ENOUGH!

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    will345davisposted 7 years ago

    I'm hoping that the time will go fast. I'm thinking about starting the series over again to hold me off. Without release dates on the books to hold me back though, I think it'll only manage to kill about a week or so. Not nearly enough

    1. emichael profile image76
      emichaelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking of rereading them too. But I agree, it would only kill about a week.

  9. emichael profile image76
    emichaelposted 7 years ago
  10. Amber Colleen profile image59
    Amber Colleenposted 7 years ago

    Wahh! I want the other two in the series! I read the first one in like two days and I am looking forward to the movie coming out.

  11. MichelleA2011 profile image60
    MichelleA2011posted 7 years ago

    The Hunger Games was recommended to me by a colleague from another school and it just so happened to be a part of our school's book fair the next day - so of course I had to have it - and I am so glad she told me about it. Although it was a little hard to get into in the very beginning, I quickly couldn't put it down. I read the other two in quick succession. I wasn't too happy with Catching Fire in the beginning as it took half the book to really get started and I was starting to get annoyed by Katniss' lack of emotion and her pure indecision and lack of confidence. She lost the strength and drive of the first novel and I really just wanted her to get over herself already. Mockingjay was better than the second, with twists and turns I hadn't expected at times.

    I am looking forward to the movie in March - I'd love to see how they bring the world of Panem and the Hunger Games to life.

  12. Painted Seahorse profile image92
    Painted Seahorseposted 7 years ago

    My sister, mother, and I devoured the books! I am truly excited about the movie. Jennifer Lawrence was a great choice; for a newcomer she's already shined in films like Winter's Bone and X-Men: First Class. Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) is another favorite.

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    juliafranceschiniposted 7 years ago

    I read the first one because my cousin enjoyed it so much. The first book is a solid read, Collins does a good job of creating suspense. Yet the second two books of the trilogy were a let down. Maybe I'm a little older than the YA demographic, but I just didn't get much out of them. I thought the ending was especially cheesy and unneeded. Yet, even though I thought the second two books were not good, I did read them in two days--so Collins has something going for her.

 
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