Anyone else reading this? the movie Battle Royale set in a post apocalyptic North America.
Shame that it's sure to bring in the Twilight fans.
My sister is reading this and has been trying to convince me to do the same thing, but so far I'm undecided. It sounds kinda meh from what she told me, but who knows.
>Collins says that the idea for The Hunger Games came to her one day when she was channel-surfing, and the lines between a reality show competition and war coverage "began to blur in this very unsettling way." She also cites the Greek myth of Theseus, in which the city of Athens was forced to send young men and women to Crete to be devoured by the Minotaur, as inspiration for the nation of Panem; she explains, "Crete was sending a very clear message: 'Mess with us and we'll do something worse than kill you. We'll kill your children.'"
Ooo. Now I'm interested.
I'd give it a shot, lots of twists and turns. The final book in the trilogy comes out in a few days as well. Right now would be a great time to jump on!
Give me some spoilers. Try to hook me into wanting to read this thing.
Adept and aloof, but self-sacrificial, girl gets picked to compete in a Battle Royale fight to the death for entertainment of the masses. Is a great archer, and kills people off with cunning and her wits. Finds some like-minded friends, who mostly meet gruesome deaths. Finds out later that she's the unwitting victim of a fairly vast conspiracy -- two in fact -- involving a boy who would give up his chance at winning to save her and a vast political hoopla that wants to see her fail when she gets too influential too fast. Not a lot of romance... more tension than romance. The girl isn't really invested in being fluffy, even though the boy is. Averts gender stereotypes like woah.
Second book is more of the same. The political hoopla gets worse, and the aftermath feels PTSD-ish. Very gritty for a teen book. Another death match this time, even though government wasn't supposed to "reap" selections twice once they've won. Grittier competition. Fairly fucked up. Author ends it with a troll of an ending.
Third book just came out today. Haven't read it. You should start reading it now, because it's now a finished trilogy, and you can read all the way though.
Oh, and on top of my spoilers, it has little to nothing in common with Twilight. The protagonist is very capable, and pretty much extremely bad ass. She's also cynical and stoic and pretty level-headed. Even though shit happens to her, she also makes shit happen.
Just started reading the third book.
Already four chapters into it, and the ending of every chapter has been classic Hunger Games "FUUUUU-".