- 6 years ago
I am sure there are old threads about this, but i wanted to start a new one. especially if there are other people like me who just recently read the series. I really enjoyed it. I admit, I decided to read it simply because i heard that if you like Twilight, you’ll like the Hunger Games. I think i know why that was said – the writing level and ease of getting hooked into it was similar to Twilight. Although that was about it!
Throughout the first book when I found out what it was really about (because i had NO idea when i started reading), i was supremely disturbed by the concept of the hunger games. like unbelievably disturbed. But i got into and had to get to the end.
I guess another Twilight comparison is the love triangle with Katniss, Peeta and Gale. however, i also found it different because i found this time (unlike Twilight) i had a strong preference. Although it wasn’t until halfway through the third book that i made a firm decision who i wanted her to end up with and i got my wish – Peeta! He was the one who was just so undeniably devoted to her. And it was so heart wrenching to read about what they did to him in the Capital. I also got depressed near the end because i was positive once Katniss voted yes for hunger games with the capital children that Peeta would no longer want her.
In fact, in the whole ending was depressing – except for the tail end where they live happily ever after, but i am referring to the time after her sister’s death. I was happy when she killed President Coin though and i totally predicted beforehand that she was going to that – did anyone else?
One other thing i found entertaining about the whole series was of course how they described the Capital. I loved the irony in how they were essentially exaggerating western society and showing us how it looks from an outsider viewpoint.
So those are some of my thoughts, what are yours?