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Hunger Games 2012 Movie Trailer (2011 MTV VMA's); From The Hunger Games Book of Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games 2012 Movie Trailer (MTV VMA's)

The Hunger Games film 2012 (image via wikipedia)

The Hunger Games Book (image via wikipedia)
     The Hunger Games is a young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic.[1] It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panemwhere North America once existed. This is where a government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each of 12 districts to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate that not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol's jurisdiction.     “The Hunger Games” was received well by critics. In Stephen King's review for Entertainment Weekly, he praised how the book is addictive and also compared it to "shoot-it-if-it-moves videogames in the lobby of the local eightplex; you know it's not real, but you keep plugging in quarters anyway." However, he stated that there were "displays of authorial laziness that kids will accept more readily than adults", that the love triangle was standard for the genre, and that the reality TV "badlands" were similar to Battle RoyaleThe Running Man, and The Long Walk. He gave the book an overall B grade. Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight series) said, "I was so obsessed with this book....The Hunger Games is amazing." Elizabeth Bird of School Library Journal praised the novel, saying it is "exciting, poignant, thoughtful, and breathtaking by turns". The review also called it one of the best books of 2008. Booklist also gave a positive review, praising the character violence and romance involved in the book.] In a review for The New York TimesJohn Green wrote that the novel was "brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced", and that "the considerable strength of the novel comes in Collins's convincingly detailed world-building and her memorably complex and fascinating heroine." However, he also noted that sometimes the book does not realize the allegorical potential that the plot has to offer and that the writing "described the action and little else".  Kirkus Reviews gave a positive review, praising the action and world-building, but pointed out that, "poor copyediting in the first printing will distract careful readers—a crying shame".  Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, claims it is the "closest thing to a perfect adventure novel" he has ever read. Time magazine was positive and praised the hypnotic quality of the violence. (source: Wikipedia)