March 13, 2012
Starving for a Great Read?
Unlike young adult series in the vein of Twilight, Collins created a compelling, horrifying modern world with ancient Rome overtones. Imagine The Lord of the Flies meets Survivor and losing carries the same penalty combatants faced in the ancient coliseum. You can't help but turn the pages. Thank goodness, all three books existed before I ever began the series! Don't be surprised if The Hunger Games becomes required reading for students in the years to come. I'm dying for a book discussion group to select this story. I'll be there if at all possible!
Hollywood releases the movie, The Hunger Games, on March 23. I can't wait. I won't be in line at midnight because that's not my thing, but I will see this movie by the end of that weekend. I just hope that Hollywood does Collins' creation justice. If not, you'll probably read about it in this blog, later.
Haven't read The Hunger Games? Do so! Before you see the movie. If you have read the books, I'd love to hear what you thought about the books.