(Don’t worry, no spoilers in the post, may be some in the comments)
The Hunger Games. My favourite series. When I originally read the final installment, I was consumed for weeks. I couldn’t even look at the damned book for a few days. I don’t know why it has such an impact, perhaps it’s the immense journey undertaken by the characters, and as a result, their development. The constant twists that force you to read on and the numerous decisions taken by each character, which makes you ask, “what if…?”.
I understand that it isn’t a literary masterpiece, but I would say it’s a powerful series of books.
I know a lot of people didn’t like the ending of the Hunger Games trilogy.
They say she (Collins) rushed the ending. I sort of agree. They may also dislike the whole of the last book, as Collins tried to expand the universe too much, but I don’t agree.
The departing of some characters was quite sudden, devoting only one or two lines to major characters. However, I think it is rounded off sufficiently, just to give enough information to describe the lives some go on to lead, so that it’s not a cliffhanger, and leaving the rest to the reader.
These are the ending lines of the Hunger Games trilogy:
It’s like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years.
But there are much worse games to play.
Every time I read this, I die a little inside.
Revising for exams now, not much time to write so I put in a couple of links instead.
Although on the subject of exams, it’s probably a good time to fit in a quote during my hours of totally-revising-and-not-procrastinating:
“When students cheat on exams it’s because our school system values grades more than students value learning.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
I would say that this is quite relevant to the UK, and that the education system is now just Michael Gove’s (minister for education – in case you didn’t know) plaything.
There is a reason why the UK is in downturn, and it will continue in the future. The youth are being disregarded, even though we are the country’s future. Whilst David Cameron is making statements like this, proving that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
The obvious disregard for anyone else other than his rich bum-chums is blatant, even for a 16 year old. How is it that the corrupt politicians get away with a scolding when they are obviously lining their own pockets; the bankers only lose their knighthoods after crippling the financial system and ruining people’s way of life, yet those who retaliate (london riots, anyone?) are immediately locked up and silenced? It’s pretty pathetic when the only voice some people have is mindless violence. Oh, don’t forget the sacrifices Cameron made during the riots: he had to cut his luxury holiday to Italy short.
“They were careless people… they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”
– Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, The Great Gastby
My blood type is A.
My asian parents must be so proud.
Just opened up my bedside clock at a whim, I thought I saw something pretty interesting, so I scribbled it down.
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