September 2nd, 2010
By Suzanne Collins
Blurb from Goodreads: “My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.”
Like I said yesterday: Unfreakingbelievable. It broke my heart, stomped on it, jumped up and down a few times, and handed me the tattered pieces back with a smile.
Through the whole book I kept thinking, “Oh my GOD she is SO GOOD at this!” Obviously that is directed at Collins. It’s unbelievable the way she crafts a story and pulls you in. It is with such care and elegance that you don’t even realize it happened until you’re wondering how you are going to kill dinner with an exploding arrow. Uh, hello real world.
I’m not going to tell you about the story. I’m going to tell you to read it. It’s an experience. If you’ve enjoyed the Hunger Games series thus far, you won’t be disappointed with this book. Well, you may not be happy with all that happens in it, but that’s because you love the characters so much. Right? Right.
August 25th, 2010
Iiiiiiiit’s Road Trip Wednesday! Visit the YAHighway for everyone’s answers.
This week’s topic: How would YOU impress (or not impress) the Hunger Games judges?
Do I get a gun? As random a question as that may seem, I’m an excellent shot. Okay, so, I was raised in the South with a dad who hunted — of course I know how to handle a gun. I can, in fact, take down a moving target that is obscured by brush and trees.
My dad used to set targets up randomly out in the woods, just to see if I could hit them. I could. I don’t think I ever missed one.
So, if I could have a gun, I’m pretty sure I could impress the Hunger Games judges with my mad skillz. lol Not that I would be able to shoot people if I were in the games. I think I’d have to show them just what I thought of their games, and take my life back into my own hands.
That’s a really morbid thought, but this is the Hunger Games we’re talking about. I wouldn’t spit the berries out.
Show of hands, how many of you are reading, or have already consumed, Mockingjay? I’m about half way through — I had to force myself to go to sleep last night so I can savor the ending tonight. lol