I read a ton, unfortunately my wife would disagree. If I don’t have my head stuck in a book, I’m not a reader. It’s very convenient for her to ignore the countless hours spent reading blogs, forums, and online news articles. So, to appease my wife I agreed to read some non-fiction last year, my first assignment was Hunger Games.
Hunger Games is a young adult book (YA), targeted at the same generation responsible for Twilight. Thankfully, the quality of writing is far superior to anything vampiry and even as a 30 year old male I was entertained. What’s not to enjoy?
It’s a corrupt future where children are randomly selected from districts to fight to the death, where the winner is supplied with food and housing. Not exactly the love story most are expecting, but with undertones of teenage love, it keeps the ladies interested.
What shocks me the most is how violent the book is, with descriptions of extreme deaths. I’m curious how this will translate to a PG13 film. Not that blood is necessary for me to be entertained, but it’s integral to the development of the story and characters. I have a feeling leaving certain scenes to the imagination on film will destroy closeness felt of the characters.
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