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Lindsey Rivait is a freelance writer and editor from Windsor, ON with over a decade of experience in the writing, editing, and publishing fields. She specializes in arts and business writing, grant writing, newsletters and mailing lists, press releases, press kits, and more. When she isn't busy with all that, she's plugging away at her first novel.

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Obligatory post about The Hunger Games

By Lindsey | March 30, 2012

I picked up the first Hunger Games book a few months ago after reading about a few people I follow online really enjoying it. I put it off and with the movie coming out (well, it’s out now), decided to power through it two days before the movie release just in case I ended up seeing some spoilers.

The Hunger Games is an easy read, thanks to it being targeted toward a younger audience I’m sure, but it’s not dumbed down. The book was unputdownable and I finished it in the two days I set out to finish it in. I rarely read books for such a long period, not since the last Harry Potter book came out, but the story is thrilling. I wanted to know what happened next and found myself rationalizing—if I just read the next chapter, then I’ll go clean the bathroom or take care of some work. Of course, that went on all day and last Thursday was a write-off… oops.

In some parts of the book, I was a little worried it was turning too Twilight-y, with Katniss caring for both Peeta and Gale. The relationships seem a little less Twilight-y now, but I’m still a bit worried. I’ve ordered the next two books from Amazon, but they haven’t shipped yet. Once I tackle those, I’ll post some more about Hunger Games.

What did you think of the book? What about the movie? I still haven’t seen the film yet, but I’m curious. I’ve heard mixed reviews, as well as warnings of shakey-cam. I had a hard time watching Cloverfield in theatres due to the shakyness, so I guess we’ll see what kind of a headache I get with Hunger Games!

Topics: Book Reviews | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Obligatory post about The Hunger Games”

  1. JennaFroggy Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I loved all three books and had the whole couldn’t put them down issue, too. I lost a whole weekend to them. The movie was fair. I think some of the characters portrayals were off. Hubs had never read the books at all, and says he would have been lost completely had I not been explaining certain things to him.