If you have a television, a radio or an internet connection than there is a very slim chance you have escaped the worldwide coverage of the Hunger Games movie. While you may have heard some things about the movie, everyone knows that you have to go to the source and the question you ought to be asking yourself before you throw on the ADT home security and drive out to that movie is if the book was any good?
It depends on what you are looking for. As far as the story and the setting and the concept, the author really hasn’t done anything new here. A Tale of Two Cities explored the divide and prejudice between classes, the whole “death competition” was done in Battle Royale and the dystopian future has been done to death in most contemporary fiction to this day. Even the style of writing really fails to breathe new life into the story. However, where the story succeeds is in its ability evoke the immature and adolescent angst of young adult life. That may be why it has been such a success with the kids, but if you are looking for something a little more original and self-realized, you might have better luck with Orson Scott Card.
Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by admin
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