Originally posted by -Mystery-
Originally posted by spiritcrimson
Can we have a Hunger Games forum? Really? I want to know ALL the hunger games fans out there.
Initially, I found the plot too gruesome too. But it's kind of set in the future, you know. And although it's a harsh way, it shows us the evilness of centralizing power in the hands of a single person. In this case, the capitol controls everything the districts do. The concept of Hunger Games is kind of different, which intrigued me. Of course it took me a while to get over the whole 'first person' present tense writing, but once I did, I can say I'm glad I read the book.
It's gripping, and the characters are definitely interesting. And Peeta Mellark, oh god, how I love him! I love this character so so much.
I like Gale too, but I just love Peeta so much more.
The characters are unique, the plot is interesting, and I think it makes for an amazing read.
It's the only series after HP where the characters have touched me so much!
I completely agree with you! Many people recommended the series to me for awhile but after reading the synopsis, I just couldn't bring myself to read it. I thought this is just so not something I could read. Then finally I said okay, if so many people like it, then it's worth a try. And so I started reading, and the rest is, as they say, history.
Once you get besides the gruesome concept (which is still hard for me to do), the frequent themes in the book of freedom, respect, love, humanity, liberty are all too identifiable.
And I loveee Peeta too! Even more than Katniss and Gale, though I like them both as well. I think it was very interested to read the third book when Peeta becomes so anti-himself... Overall, a big fan of the series!
Yes, I saw people post about the hunger games all over tumblr, and at the time I was like, 'what the hell is this series about?' I mean, that time all I knew was, you have to kill to survive. So I was like, wow, that wouldn't be an easy thing to digest.
But then I was sick of being the only one unaware of the series after the movie trailer came out, and I downloaded the e-books and started to read. And man, I can honestly say I wasn't disappointed. And the themes of rebellion, revolution, uprising, freedom, unity, it is all so relate able. And I think I loved Peeta ever since that 'burnt bread' incident. Idk, I always have this thing for characters that are strong, yet sweet, loving, caring and protective. Peeta is all that. It kind of makes you wish you too had someone like Peeta for you.
I like Gale too, really. And Katniss, of course I like her. But for me, Peeta is the most amazing character ever.
And the movies will be beyond amazing, because Suzanne herself is writing the screenplay for the trilogy :D