To all those who know me, it’s pretty obvious that Harry Potter is my thang. Very obvious in fact. As a result, it has been difficult for any other series to enthrawl me as HP is just so bloody fantastic.
So, when I first heard about the Hunger Games, I naturally thought..nah. Its a new saga thing, enjoyed by Stephanie Mayer and year 9’s are raving about it. Not really my thing. However I took the plunge and reserved it in the school library as a welcome back to school after your lovely Easter Holidays’ gift.
Later,my sister went to see it and it was all she could talk about of which interested me as she doesn’t hold deep interest in things outside dance, chemistry and Alan Sugar. If she has enjoyed it…does this mean it is actually as good as everyone says? Turns out yes.
After then going to see Titanic (SOOOBBBBB) with a group of friends, they equally expressed their adoration for both film and book alike of which was the final trigger point. We are pretty similar people and I trust their judgement so therefore decided to read the book. BEST DECISION EVER.
Whilst the original covers do seem somewhat scary, black and un-Harry Potterish, the actual story is amazing. Haven’t read a book so good in a while, one made me think sleeping was a waste of time as I could be be on the edge of Rue’s future, or the a quick turn in the nature of the games. As soon as I finished the last page, I reached for Catching Fire, realised I don’t have it then stalked the internet high and low for clips of the movie and free PDF’s.
So basically, if you have any drawbacks or reason’s for not reading them, ignore them. Read them and you will not forget it. I would definitely recommend reading them with people who equally love them as it makes it even more amazing!
I have surprised myself with how much I enjoyed the book despite my initial inhibitions and now cannot wait to see the film.
May the odds be ever in your favour.
Oh…in case it is unclear,this IS as Recommended Read.