If you haven't read it yet, this post might be a little spoiler. :)
I consider The Abundance of Katherines a smart book, considering the crazy graphsIf you haven't read it yet, this post might be a little spoiler. :)
I consider The Abundance of Katherines a smart book, considering the crazy graphs and casual Arabic and German words which I found really interesting.
According to Anthony Burgess, books should teach at least 1 of the 2 most important things to its readers:
1. Knowledge 2. Moral values
I think Green was able to give me both. Knowledge -- well, Colin is a prodigy, an obvious fountain of knowledge that couldn't even tell a good story because he keeps on inserting facts that doesn't even interest everyone. Hahahaha. And the newly-found words like kafir, ohiboke, haram, sitzpinkler, etc. And anagrams. And all the sh*t-crazy graphs and mathematical formulas. Moral Values -- I found the "I will get forgotten, but my stories will last. Ans so we all matter - maybe less than a lot, but always more than none." really true. And all the values written herein are applicable for each and everyone, either you're a Dumpee or a Dumper, there are certain things that this book could make you realize.
"The goodness of any book, movie or music, depends on a person's level of understanding and appreciation."
The Hunger Games is one of the best books ever written for YA.
I first saw this trilogy on a mall ad, that was 2008. I was expecting some vampire-lovThe Hunger Games is one of the best books ever written for YA.
I first saw this trilogy on a mall ad, that was 2008. I was expecting some vampire-love-affair-gone-wrong because it was recommended by Stephanie Meyer (but hey, no offense meant to Twilight fans, I've been a fan too). I didn't pay much attention because of two primary reasons:
1. I was really busy back then. 2. It costs much. Hahaha.
But fortunately, just this year I decided to buy my own copy. I read it not just because of the movie hype but because I've checked it's plot and found it interesting. I was so excited when I bought it that I opened it immediately and started reading on my way home, to hell with bumpy roads and noisy people, THG isolated me from the world, after reading the first chapter, I told myself, "Jeez, welcome to Panem self."
It's the kind of book that you wouldn't want to put down, that in each in every turn, you can feel what Katniss feels -- sad, excited, scared, annoyed, worried, all emotions that a 16 year old girl could feel when her sister was chosen to compete for a game that could only to two distinct results: Death or Triumph.
Reading this book is like having a relationship with it. It's like the characters will get jealous when you start reading other books. Haha, I know it's crazy but that's how I felt. And I'm proud to say that. I think everyone has that kind of book, that one special story that you would want to stick to your life forever, and so far, to me it's The Hunger Games -- one of the millions of books that ends each chapter with hunger for the next one.
This review is between profound and crazy. Hahaha. Thanks for reading though.
Hail all THG fans and may the odds be ever in your favor!