Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Books: The Hunger Games Series

This is a case of severe ‘tertinggal bas’. Hahaha… I couldn’t believe I had not read the Hunger Games series earlier. It had been in my iPad for so long, but I had been reading some mediocre Young Adult novels lately that I put this one off. When I finally read The Hunger Games (Book 1), I just could not put it down; neither could I for the next book (Catching Fire) and the next (Mockingjay). I ended up reading all three books back-to-back in one week. While lacking in the richness of prose, the story was vivid and mesmerizing, and at the end I am glad that I started to read the series only after all the books had been published – if not I would die in agony waiting for each sequel to arrive in the bookstore! Now I don’t think I ever want to watch the movie – I prefer to have my own version of Katniss, Gale and Peeta in my head (especially because I think in my imagination, my made-up Gale and Peeta are waaaaaaaayyyyy hotter than the actual actors that starred in the movie, hahaha).

(Yeap, as I am positive that 95% of the world’s population has already watched the movie, there's need for me to write the sypnosis here. Just go and read it lohhhhh. It is really good. May the odds be ever in your favor!)