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Hunger Games Review (Book and Movie)

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.

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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

hunger games movieALWAYS 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!

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It takes ten…

“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.

Out of My Mind By Sharon M. Draper​.

Do you ever feel like you’re going out of you mind? Feel like you’re stuck in your head? Well that’s exactly how Melody feels in Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper​. Melody is a smart 11-year old girl who was born with a disease that disables her to walk and talk. But that does not stop her mind from working. Melody is so loved by her family and Mrs. V but not so much by the rest of the world. Out of My Mind, pulls you in and you can’t help but love and feel bad for Melody. The struggles she goes through on a daily base is heartbreaking.  Find out what is in Melody’s head in Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper​.

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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, was an amazing read. I read it in 3 days and could hardly put it down. Out of My Mind could interest people of all ages! This is a book I think everyone should read. You can easily relate to Melody. She is a sweet kid that just wants to be normal. Sharon M. Draper writes in the mind set of someone like Melody so well. She really is an amazing writer. I will definitely be reading more of her books.  If you are looking for a great read, I would suggest Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. I would give this book a 9 out of 10.

Great summer reads!

It’s the beginning of summer and I have three books that I’m required to read for school.  The Outsiders, and two books from their reading list. I chose I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This and Out of My Mind.  I desperately wanted to read The Hunger Games series but I figured I had no chance to read them. Why? Because Last year I read one out of three books I had to read for school.  Putting the thought of The Hunger Games aside, I made the goal to finish my three books. A totally of about 550 pages. When I began The Outsiders and realized I enjoyed it. It had shown a new light on reading for me and I finished it in a week. Mind blown, I began my next book and boom, three days later it was done. Then the third (only being 150 pages long) I finished in like 6 hours! By July first I had finished all my summer reading! The next day the perfect opportunity arrived. I was going up to Walton for 6 days! This was perfect. I could read the first Hunger Games then when we came back I could read the next. Right? There was no way I could finish the first one in less than 6 days right? How wrong was I! In 24-hours, I was done. I was amazed and mad. Stuck out there for another 5 days with the next book…

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Now I have finished all my summer reading, The Hunger Games series and the first three Harry Potter books! These are all great reads! Wish me luck in my future reads! Any recommendations? Let me know!

I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson

This post is very different from anything I have posted in the past. It is sort of book review/descriptions. This is something I have wanted to try for a while now. So tell me what you think and if you think I should do more reviews of books I’ve read.  While you read this I would like you to keep in mind that these are my thoughts and you may have different ones.

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I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This, by Jacqueline Woodson, is about two unlikely friends with one thing in common, their mothers both died. Marie a cool girl and Lena a new kid feel drawn to each other for this reason. They soon become great friends. As they begin to confide in each other Marie learns a secret of Lena’s. So Marie is faced with a hard question. Should she tell someone or follow Lena’s wish and keep it a secret? Find out what she decides, in I hadn’t Meant to Tell You This.

I read I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This, for one of my summer reading books. I read it in less than a day. It is short and a fast read. Parts interested me but it wasn’t my favorite book. There wasn’t much that really pulled me in and kept my interest. Jacqueline Woodson, did a good job writing it but the story didn’t interest me.  It would not be one I would recommend for any one younger than me (12). The book discussed some mature subjects. But over all I would give it like a 6 out of 10.

Go, Read Some Books!

yes “tv is educational” but every once in a while it’s nice to read a book!  so here are some good books that me or my mom or my dad or my brother have read (but not all).

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thanks for coming!!

the boy who lived,will never die

we read the books and saw the movies.  now lets go back and see them again…

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so thank you j.k Rowling.

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