I contemplated writing about this, mainly because it has really nothing to do with the subjects I’m usually posting about. But then I remembered, this is my blog, and I can post as my heart desires. So here goes..
The Hunger Games Trilogy, easily one of my new obsessions in the year of 2013. Many will argue that its gruesome nature is morally wrong, but I think it’s an amazing tale of revolution and true friendship. And sure it’s a bit much, with the violence as well as the concepts, but without giving too much away – it’s an invigorating satire of our society. The 12 (or 13 if you will) districts in the book live under the control and rule of the Capital. They live life with no say and little freedom. How I see it, the uprising that begins- the revolution- in book two directly relates to the Iranian Green movement from a few years back. Katniss gave her people a chance to fight for what’s right… if only Iran had a real Katniss Everdeen. Nonetheless, I’m hopeful Iran will come out of oppression in years to come (until then, they will be in our prayers).
I, like every other teenager, ran to theaters to watch The Hunger Games on the big screen for two reasons and two reasons only: 1. Liam Hemsworth is a hunk & 2. Josh Hutcherson is a cutie. Call me shallow, either way, I’m a teenage girl. But oh, was I in for a surprise! I fell absolutely in love with the plot, characters, and theme of the film. As well, being the lazy teenager that I am, I didn’t sit down to read the books until this year. You see, I was never a Harry Potter fan (don’t hurt me) or a Twilight fan (don’t eat me), but I will proudly proclaim I am a tribute (as some of us fans like to call ourselves).
Now everyone go mark your calendars for November 22nd; Catching fire, the second book, will be coming out to theaters! I going to be disgustingly honest right now, I have probably watching the trailer over 50 times (that’s probably longer than the length of the actual film! Hahaha). I hope you enjoy the naturally posed pictures of me reading the series in the garden.
And if you read the books, which book was your favorite? Also, did you like the ending in the third book? And if you haven’t read them, and you are looking for a light yet fun summer read – go read them (then tell me what you think)!
A special thank you to Navya Cherukuru, who took time out of her day to photograph me. You’re a doll!