I honestly have to say that I did not expect much from this book. My friends kept on telling me to push through and I've heard a lot of good commentsI honestly have to say that I did not expect much from this book. My friends kept on telling me to push through and I've heard a lot of good comments about this one. But I have to tell you, truly believing what people usually say don't really have that much effect on me. I literally had to push myself to start, thinking I would have to return the book after a day or two because obviously it is not mine. Did I mention I was not at all interested?
Now here is the part where I tell you how Hunger Games is beyond great. Characters and settings as real as they can get. I have to admit, though, that the title did not at all catch my attention. But now that I think about it, it could have meant cannibalism, which was introduced in the book. It was the part which was.. well. disgusting. (Spoilers omitted) Anyway, a great book. I look forward to reading the next two books.
"Katniss, there is no district twelve." I closed the book slowly trying real hard to take in everything that has happened. I just sat there on the flo"Katniss, there is no district twelve." I closed the book slowly trying real hard to take in everything that has happened. I just sat there on the floor of the school corridor, packed with students rushing in to their 1:00 class. For a few minutes, I just stare. And stare is all I ever do until a friend looks at me and says something I don't really catch. I realize that I am now out of the arena. The games are over.
Once in a while you get the chance to read a really good book and won't get over it in at least a week. Well I got the chance to read/start a great series and won't get over it until.. I have no idea. I'd love to single out great scenes, even details for you. But I'd rather you grab a copy and witness everything yourself. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins — A Must-Read.
Edit: What I love most about the Hunger Games is the plot. Now that I've read the third book, no doubt, the plot is the best element of the book. And the arena, by the way, is awesome. Who would've thought it was something easy to figure out. Hands down to Wiress. Who is my favorite in this book, for some reason.
Katniss, a girl so fierce and uncontrollable. The star of The Hunger Games. Although I can't stop myself from hating her since the first book. Most ofKatniss, a girl so fierce and uncontrollable. The star of The Hunger Games. Although I can't stop myself from hating her since the first book. Most of the time, she's the worst kind of undecided there is. You have to love her, though, for her character. How she can be selfish and be the most considerate and thoughtful person. How she can be impulsive and still be right. How she can be really brave and still be sentimental and vulnerable. How she can love Gale.. and Peeta at the same time.
After reading the second book I had a day or two to spare before reading the third. And honestly, I didn't give it much thought. I just wondered what would happen since Collins can't really get the Victors-Back-To-The-Arena-Again running forever. I mean it did work out in the first two books and who could have expected the victors themselves going back during the second book.
The perspective of Katniss was pretty boring though, having been benched practically the whole time. Well.. probably half. At first, I thought it would have been more exciting to hear the side of Plutarch. Or Boggs.. or Gale. I mean I really wanted to witness the whole Peeta-rescue thing. But looking back, it was just right. The pale and idle moments balanced the book since the last chapters were pretty intense. I don't think I could have handled more deaths.
To wrap it up, the third book was great like the first two. Not as amazing, though. Inconsistencies were clearly stated leaving you confused. Nevertheless, it was still great. With each death of a significant character comes the realization that the tributes did not have to be in the arena for the games to begin. Like Finnick and Katniss herself, I swear I could have heard Caesar Flickerman say, "Ladies and Gentlemen.. Let the Seventy-sixth Hunger Games begin!"...more
As I close the book, I become more aware of the silence that surrounds me. To most people, it won't really be called silence. The music plays, as it aAs I close the book, I become more aware of the silence that surrounds me. To most people, it won't really be called silence. The music plays, as it always does - every day (now playing - Eve, The Apple of My Eye). Since music is not an outlandish thing, but rather something that complements my whole being - my existence, it is a part of me. Where there is music, there is calm. And I just know it is going to be a great Saturday morning.
A list of random thoughts: Is this going to be somehow religious? I see a cross on the cover page. And skies. Pretty, pretty skies.
Rhiannon. Rhiannon is a masterpiece, as other Fleetwood Mac songs are. While I loved the fact that the girl's name was referenced, I hated that I knew about its origin. The mystery is not there, and so it is not the same. I frowned as I realized - I will not be having that glorious feeling after knowing where it's from.
Is he shifting from female to male? *I turn pages and realize s/he is* Did I miss anything about him/her explaining how the body shift works? Damn.
Now this seems really familiar. I've seen this before, different lives and experiences. Struggles, joy. Some uncommon but still has meaning. Not in their perspective, in someone else's. But still. That film. Life in a Day. A motion picture produced by National Geographic. People from all over the world film their lives for a day and upload it to Youtube, and are compiled to form a single movie. July 24, 2010. Watch it. It was an amazing experience.
A? How typical and yet seemingly appropriate. Reminds me of A from the Pretty Little Liars series though. Annoyed me a bit.
Why is s/he always only 4 hours or less away from Rhiannon? I do not recall anything about a location-specific body shifting process. And s/he always has access to a car. How convenient.
Oh great, he's flying to Hawaii. We'll see how the body shift works now.
Bummer. He's still close. Leave her for a day will ya! I wanna know how you get to another body from Hawaii. It's gonna be so hard to get back to Rhiannon for a while. Muhaha.
Reminds me of Time Traveler's Wife. You know how it is.
A is both male and female. A is neither. I love how Levithan emphasizes that people always think the traditional way. I appreciate him and his openness. His unorthodox way of thinking (and writing) has an assertive way of asking you to keep your eyes open and so you do. Hence, the entire journey you are aware and accommodating.
I can't help but think about how it would feel after A has left my body. And since we're seeing his/her perspective, it was nice to hear Nathan, James and Rhiannon's sides as well.
David Levithan is an experimenter. He just can't help it. Lover's Dictionary was different. And now this. I can read every Levithan book and still be amazed.
I only have two eyes. And even though I know there are other ways for me to look at the world, it is easier said than done. But it is because I only have my eyes that I appreciate it when people find ways for me and everyone else to see things differently. Even if only for a momentary glimpse.
This book is beyond A and R's love story. This book is all about depth. About meaning and understanding. It is above the range of physical human experience, surpassing the ordinary. Written to eliminate the limits of human perception. To speak to one's soul and see through another's eyes. Every Day is transcendent....more
I really hate it when I feel like a book was written to sell more than to express or to share. To be honest, I've been wanting to read this book si2.5
I really hate it when I feel like a book was written to sell more than to express or to share. To be honest, I've been wanting to read this book since it came out. But I wasn't willing to invest in something I wasn't certain was going to be really good, if not great.
(view spoiler)[ The Future Of Us tells the story of two best friends, Emma and Josh. It has been a few awkward months since Josh tried to make a move on Emma, who thought Josh was Josh - only his best friend. They have stayed friends, although things have never been the same since. One day Emma gets a computer from his father and she finds out about Facebook, which isn't coming out until fifteen years later. What's weird is Emma decides to tell Josh rather than Kellan. Maybe it had something to do with them being neighbors and seeing her future self's posts, she was in dire need to tell somebody about it. Still, why Josh? So then Josh and Emma learns about who they are going to marry and the kids they're going to have as well as who they stay friends with. And when they learn about the future, they fuck everything up. But according to the book, they fuck everything up in a good way. Because everything turns out great after a few shitty up and down moments. (hide spoiler)]
Social Networking is in. Facebook is in. Maybe the authors wanted to convey a message or maybe they simply wanted to sell. I don't know and I'm not about to find out. What's sad is they could have done so much more with the idea. I mean no disrespect to Jay Asher. I actually loved Thirteen Reasons Why. (Just saying)
Despite all that was said, there still are things I liked about this book. Hence, the 2.5. I believe in its power as a wake up call. "I don't know what it is but it looks like interconnected websites where people post photos and write about everything going on in their lives, like whether they found a parking spot or what they ate for breakfast." Don't post every little thing, seriously.
Nobody should need a glance at the future to do things right, or to do better. That, I think, is the message of this book. And like his other work, Thirteen Reasons Why, another message is conveyed. That is, our actions are ripples and each one has the ability to change every thing.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more