If you read my reviews of The Hunger Games books, you'll see that I did not read the series with any sort of scholarly thought. I just immersed myselfIf you read my reviews of The Hunger Games books, you'll see that I did not read the series with any sort of scholarly thought. I just immersed myself in the story and read to the end. The authors who wrote these essays really thought about the concepts and the characters. Their essays reminded me of critical analysis papers I used to have to write in high school. But they were very interesting to read! Some were a bit repetitive, although I'm sure they didn't know what the others were going to write about. I enjoyed some more than others, but overall, I found these to be well-written and well-considered essays about a great series!
I particularly enjoyed the essays about the media (Reality Hunger by Ned Vizzini), Reality TV (Panem et Circensus by Carrie Ryan), science (Not so Weird Science by Cara Lockwood), fashion (Crime of Fashion by Terri Clark), and PTSD and the brain (Bent, Shattered, and Mended by Blythe Woolston). But, as I said, they were all interesting to read.
Now I need to reread the Hunger Games series! Although I bet the story will just grab me up again. I don't know how these authors did it! I'm impressed....more