What if you were put into a future world? A world where there are 12 Districts and one Capital. Each district has it own job for the Capital. And each year every district must send 1 girl and 1 boy between the ages of 12 and 18, to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. No rules but there can only be one survivor. Worse than that everyone is forced to watch them fight. Katniss Everdeen is 16-years old when she volunteers for her 12-year old sister Primrose at the reaping to go into the Hunger Games. Katniss must leave all her loved ones behind and possibly never see them again. She is put into the arena with 23 other kids one of which is from her district. How will Katniss get through these inhumane games? Find out in The Hunger Games the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzann Collins.
I read the whole Hunger Games series this summer. And LOVED them. The first was by far my favorite. I read it in 24-hours and was having a nervous break down until I got the next book. Every chapter leaves you wanting more and every sentence is thrilling. There is action, adventure, romance and even a little bit of comedy. The Hunger Games is not meant for young children. I would say anyone under the age of ten should not read it, and even after that it depends on the kid’s maturity level. It is violent. But if you can get past the violence, Suzann Collins is an amazing writer. You can so easily relate to the character, if not Katniss (the main character) then you re bound to be able to relate to a different character. Each character is unique and complex. Some people say, “The Hunger Games is just about kids killing kids” but it’s NOT! This fan-tab-u-luos series is about Katniss’s inner battle with the Capital’s ways and how far she will go to win the games. If you are looking for a can’t-put-down book to read, I highly suggest the Hunger Games by Suzann Collins. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10
ALWAYS READ THE BOOK BEFORE SEEING THE MOVIE! The Hunger Games movie series first installment was good. There were a lot of key parts they missed that I was mad about. That didn’t stop me from watching it 20-times in a row but that’s off the point. The scritp was good but the shaky camera just annoyed me. The cast was superber. Jennifer Lawrence is hands-down the best Katniss. She is an amazing actress and portrays Katniss’ thoughts perfectly even when they are not said. Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta perfectly. He him self is basically Peeta, they are the same person. Overall it was a great movie, I just wish the had added more of the book in it (which now sounds stupid because it’s based off the book but I still wish they had.) Don’t ruin the book for your self by seeing the movie first or talking to your friends about what happens. Read the book. Then talk to your friends and see the move in that order! I would give the move adaptation an 8 out of 10.
Have you read The Hunger Games or seen the movies? If so tell me your thoughts. If not go read, then watch, then come back and tell me your thoughts!
I am who I am and your approval is not necessary – unknown to me
I’m sorry, in all the hectic-ness of the Holidays and school starting again I forgot my Wednesday quote! But I’m back and posting my quote this week. I love this quote. People are always too worried about what others’ think. Believe in your self and your beauty even if others can’t see it. Don’t try and change for someone else, if you change yourself, do it for you, not anyone else. If your, you the right people will find you.
I hope you all had a great holiday season! Tell me how yours went below.
The holiday season is upon us. It has come so quickly and will soon be gone. Ever year I make Christmas gifts for my family. They have varied from bookmarks to ornaments. They are each personalized for each person and hand-made/decorated by me. I enjoy doing this. But it’s a lot of work. This year I was so busy I found it hard to fit it into my schedule. But I did. I’ll wait till after Christmas to reveal what I made this year since I haven’t given all of mine out.
He’s A Mean One…
For years my family has done a secret Santa gift exchange. The cousins pick from the cousins’ hat and the adults pick from the adults hat. There’s normally a money limit to keep it fair. But the last two years we haven’t gotten around to it. This year us cousins did it our selves. The oldest of us, Veronica, did all the planing and hosted the exchange. So last week we all went to her house for pizza and gift giving. My lovely cousin Kelly had me and gave the best gifts. I received lip balm, a bath bomb, bubble bath, nail decorations, creams and hair chalk! I couldn’t have asked for better gifts so, thanks you to Kelly! I picked my cousin Mitchell. I got him a rubber-band shooter, a head scratcher-thing and bacon flavored toothpaste. After the gift giving and game playing most cousins departed but a few of us stayed to watch The Conjuring. It was a very fun night that lasted into the morning!
My gifts from Kelly!
So I just wanted to put something out there in case I forget to later. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, happy whatever your holiday might be!
Tell me, do you do a secret Santa in your family or make gifts? Tell me what you got/gave or made! Comment below 🙂
“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” – Finnick Odair
This is one of his best quotes (yes, I know he is a fictional character). It is true, falling apart is easy. It’s coming back together that’s the hard part.
“I’m not crazy my reality is just different than yours” – The Cheshire Cat
This is a quote from Alice in Wonderland. I love this quote. It totally applies to me and my craziness!
Though I may call many of my friends bro (“Sup bro”, “No bro”, “Yo bro” and any sentence I can add bro into), I only have one brother. Noah. He is two and a half years older than me. We have your average brother-sister relationship. If I say,”Hi Noah” at school, he says, “Shut-up midget.” or just the plain “No”. Although that doesn’t make much sense because I am taller then him. Now his words might sound, lets say, mean. But if you know him and speak his language, you’ll get it. Now I’m not fluent in it but I know that things that he says like “Shut-up midget” really means “Please be quiet, my dear sister” and when he says, “Hannah has no friends, it means “Hannah, I’m proud of how many friends you made at school”. Then there is my personal favorite:
Me: “Good night Noah, I love you!”
Him: “Yeah, bye”.
What he is really saying is, “I love you too, good night!”. So maybe it’s not every brother-sister relationship, but its ours. And I love it! I love him! November 15th, 15-years ago my “Dear” Brother Noah was born.
Face paint by Nanna
We were so cute
On the beach n florida many years ago
Halloween in 2011
So Happy late birthday Noah. I love you!
Happy late Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for many things and people, including my family and friends, the wonderful life I get to live and all the amazing books I’ve been reading (more book reviews coming soon!)
What are you thankful for? Comment below!
“People often forget that kindness is free” – Unknown
I couldn’t find who this quote was by so if you know, let me know! But how true is this? People so often forget that holding the door for someone else or smiling at someone, can make that person’s day. Yes, you don’t always get a thank you or a smile back, but I think it is still worth the shot!
“Do it with passion or don’t do it at all” – Anonymous
I wish I knew who said this, because I love it and I want to give them credit for it! Give everything you do your all or don’t bother doing it! Love this!