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message 1: by Reading Wolf (new)

Reading Wolf Definitely saw those THG connections. Also glad to see I wasn't the only one predicting what would happen.


message 2: by Natverse (new)

Natverse Reading Wolf wrote: "Definitely saw those THG connections. Also glad to see I wasn't the only one predicting what would happen."

It was not the first and it certainly will not be the last. I still think YA with HG aspects can be good, but I just get annoyed when they blatantly use something and don't even try to dress it up. I read a book recently, that featured 12 districts. At least cut it down to 11 or 10, amirite?


message 3: by Reading Wolf (new)

Reading Wolf 12 districts....Seriously? Which book was it?


message 4: by Natverse (new)

Natverse Reading Wolf wrote: "12 districts....Seriously? Which book was it?"

Crewel. lol I was not amused.


message 5: by Reading Wolf (new)

Reading Wolf Ahh. I have heard some rather bad reviews about Crewel.


message 6: by Natverse (new)

Natverse Well, yes. It sets you up to expect so much, while you receive so little that's new. I don't know why I expected any better. Though the writing was great (for teen). I can always appreciate a good writer.


message 7: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin In their defense popcorn is actually pretty cheap, but popcorn for diner would be a more accurate portrayal of cash strapped family means.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Umm suzanne collins did not invent districts and come on comparing it to the thg?


message 9: by Reading Wolf (new)

Reading Wolf read machine wrote: "Umm suzanne collins did not invent districts and come on comparing it to the thg?"

There were some elements that stuck out as similar between The Selection and THG. Take a look at the chart she has linked, she has about 10 of them. I still found it enjoyable and read the second book. I'm hoping the last book will wrap things up well and I look forward to seeing if my prediction in book one will come true.


message 10: by Lady (new)

Lady Entropy Loved the chart, and I also noticed that, just like in THG, with president Snow, in The Selection there also is an oppressive, tyrannical father\authority figure that takes a disliking to the main character and vows to destroy her should she not do what he tells her to -- ie the King.


message 11: by Natverse (new)

Natverse Lady wrote: "Loved the chart, and I also noticed that, just like in THG, with president Snow, in The Selection there also is an oppressive, tyrannical father\authority figure that takes a disliking to the main ..."

Ooh, that's a good one I missed. I'm sure I've missed quite a bit actually. lol


message 12: by Tara (new)

Tara That chart was great! I really did not see why people were comparing it to The Hunger Games or saying that if you liked The Hunger Games that you would like this one... but that chart cleared up why people thought that!!


message 13: by Jacque (new)

Jacque I think the worst part of all of this was finding out, upon finishing the last paragraph, that this was only the first volume in what was promising to be one of the worst teen series' (I'm assuming trilogy) I have ever readI agree -- I hadn't seen the jacket or read anything about this book -- just borrowed it off my daughter's nightstand -- the moldy icing on the cake of terrible writing was finding out at the end it was only a part 1. What a rip-off. I'll skip reading more bad books just to find out what happens. Ugh


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