The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen. Katniss lives in Panem, which, in the future, is what is left of North Am The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen. Katniss lives in Panem, which, in the future, is what is left of North America after a huge war. Panem is made up of twelve districts, and is ruled by The Capital. Each year, the twelve districts of Panem randomly select a girl and a boy tribute that have to battle to the death in a chosen arena. The event is known as The Hunger Games. Only one tribute can survive and is crowned the victor.
Up to this point, I have seen The Hunger Games the movie five times. I think it is amazing, but there were obvious differences from it and the book. One of the main differences was how short the games felt in the movie compared to the book. While reading the book, I felt like they went on forever and that I was apart of it. Another obvious difference was the "dogs" that the game-makers send to kill the last three tributes. As explained in the book, they supposedly looked like the tributes that had already died. I realize how hard that must be with special effects, but I definitely question Hollywoods approach.
This book has everything that you could be looking for, it is a thrilling action story, some gruesome parts, but has love for all the romance die hards. It is one of my favorite books because it is one of those books that you can't put down and by morning you've read it twice. I would recommend this book to everyone, but I think the majority of readers would be young adults.
As I Have Loved You tells a story of everyday miracles that come to aid those who are filled with the light of God. Kitty de Ruyter's Personal story oAs I Have Loved You tells a story of everyday miracles that come to aid those who are filled with the light of God. Kitty de Ruyter's Personal story of her childhood in a japanese prison camp during World War II and her and her families human courage in the face of brutal oppression. This book is a sweet testimony of the power of faith told by a woman that lived through it all.
This book is not a movie. If it were, I'm sure they would have to change it a lot. There are a lot of different little back stories, so I would imagine that they would just choose one of those to expand on. The movie and the book would be very different in my opinion. I would also hope that the movie would do the pain and hardship that Kitty went through justice.
I would definitely recommend this book. I love the lessons it taught, and the war is very interesting to learn about. The author is the little girl in the book, which makes it very real and personal. Another incentive for anyone and everyone to read this is that Kitty is still living and is currently living in my neighborhood. She is the sweetest old lady and is a great example of hard work and faithfulness. ...more
Narnia... a land beyond a wardrobe that is only known to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. At first, no one believed Lucy as she tried to explain her adNarnia... a land beyond a wardrobe that is only known to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. At first, no one believed Lucy as she tried to explain her adventures in this mysterious, unknown country. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the land and meet Aslan for themselves. Together, these four siblings go through hardships of temptation and battle as well as grow stronger as a family and eventually a royal circle.
Usually, the book goes into more detail than the movie, but in my opinion, this story did just the opposite. In the movie it describes in much more detail why the characters are leaving their home. It explains the war and their parent's worries. While reading the book, it is a little harder to catch what is happening and the reason for their departure. Besides that slight difference, both were very enjoyable.
I would recommend this book to young teenagers. It is very creative. It also is a classic! C.S. Lewis is an amazing writer. He puts so much sense into his writing. If you are looking for a long, detailed novel, don't read this. It is more of a short, light read. I hope you enjoy!...more
After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a young woman buried in the dirt during his tour in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of lucAfter U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a young woman buried in the dirt during his tour in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck, winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. The only person that seems to have an explanation for his good fortune is his friend Victor. Victor is certain that the photograph is Logan's lucky charm. When home, Logan can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind, so he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. When he finally finds her, Elizabeth in North Carolina, he is surprised by the strong attraction he feels towards her. He keeps the story of the photograph to himself which could eventually destroy their relationship and lives.
One of the most obvious and disappointing parts of the movie that I wish they would have done a better job on was at the very end. In the book, the suspense was so great when Logan, Keith, and Zeus all went running to the tree house to save Ben. I, as the reader, didn't find out until the very last page that Keith died instead of Logan. For me, it was one of the best parts of the book. In the movie, after the whole scene at the river, the camera immediately showed Logan standing by the ambulance waiting for Beth and Ben. I was expecting for the movie to have the same amount of suspense as the book.
I read this book in two days while I was on vacation and loved it! I would absolutely recommend this book to others. It was by far one of my favorite books. It has romance, suspense, humor, and a way of writing that makes the picture come alive in your mind. In my opinion, Nicholas Sparks has a way of writing that makes the characters, setting, and plot seem real. I don't think I would change anything about this book. I loved every second of reading it. the audience that I would recommend this book to is the group of young adults and adults.