The most important thing I realized is that painful breakups, unrequited love, shitty jobs and the like help us to BUILD CHARACTER and that no matter how bad it feels, we are much better off because of it. Sometimes you have to stand alone to make sure you can. Forget what you want to remember what you deserve.You may not end up where you thought you'd be, but you'll always end up where you were meant to be. You can either let these bad things, define you, destroy you or strengthen you. Fight through it like a warrior. Greater things are to come.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Hunger Games

For the past two weeks I've been reading this trilogy (the Hunger Games) recommended to me by Twin. Her exact words were "READ. ITS BETTER THAN HARRY POTTER". That to me is pretty UNpossible because absolutely nothing in this world can be better than Harry Potter. That includes Twilight too and it comes in second place for me. That said it WAS under her recommendation (actually it was more like an advisory) for me to start HP & Twilight. After much protest on how lame "wizards" and "vampires" are, i DID end up reading it (again, because it was a direct order) and became much more obsessed with those two series than her. Something she would never let go for the rest of my life lol In conclusion because she recommended the two book series that changed my life, i wasn't really allowed to question her when she began telling me what this book was about (because it sounded LAME again).

With that said, i was told by many people in the store (people around me and the employees, while i was holding the book and debating whether i should buy it or not) - how amazing the book is and they were not able to put it down. I ended up buying the softcover, reading it and........returning it back to the store in 3 days because i went ahead and brought the damn trilogy in hardcover online because it was thatttttttttttt gooooooooooood. I even FORCED myself to slow down while reading the 3rd (and final) book because i did not want the story/book to end!!!! When i finally finished the series the other night i felt SO sad and empty because i wanted to read MOREEEEEEEEEEEEE.

And tis begins my rant on how fucking amazing it was-

HOLYFUKERY the series is ONE BIG MIND FUCK. Do not be fooled by the fact that its published by Scholastic haha I have to say though, that the "hunger games" storyline itself is completely NOT original. Think....Battle Royale with Romance. But everything else is original and freaking mindblowing.

Remember this movie?

Recap: Class of 42 students are "abducted" (even though it was planned) and left on an island where essentially they must kill each other until there is one sole survivor. There's obvs small details like the tracking devices on their necks (that blow up if u attempt to take them off) or the various weapons and "supplies" they provide you with to kill everyone. Lots of blood, lots of gore- Just like how the japanese like it!

It's really hard to say which series i find better because they are all different in various aspects. Because:

  • Harry Potter - the entire world, character development, details is SO meticulous that to this day, ten years later, i still pick out details i have NEVER noticed in the past when i reread the books. that's just how insanely detailed HP is. the whole series comes together to form something utterly brilliant.
  • Twilight - i really liked the author's style of writing. believe it or not but the books are actually pretty funny and bella is SERIOUSLY not so monotoned and boring as k.Stewart portrays her in the movies. The way that twilight is breathtaking is that the books builds up to a final, huge, finale to essentially this enormous journey that S.Meyers had created. 
  • The Hunger Games - The style in which this trilogy was written is entirely different from the above two series. Its crazy suspenseful and i kid you not- at the end of EVERY chapter there's a cliffhanger. Usually in novels there might be a cliffhanger or suspense in every 3-4 chapters but not with these books. It just makes you want to KEEEEEPPPP ON READINGGGG UNTIL YOUR EYES BURN and the author keeps on fucking with your mind OVER AND OVER again by having something TOTALLLYYYY UNEXPECTED happen. I think this series might even kick Twilight to 3rd place on my best reads list.
I'm not articulate enough to give a good description on why everyone should read this (and also because its almost 2am and i want to sleep) but the entire series is absolutely bloody (literally and metaphorically) epic. Highly recommended and it is SUCHHHH an EASY read.

I'm gonna start reading book 1 again now. 

Or sleep.

It ISSSS 2am.



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