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The Big 1-8!!!! (And Other News)

Wow, I can’t believe that I’ll be 18 on Saturday!! First on my To-Do List as an adult? Buy a lottery ticket!! Stereotypical, I know; however, I’m reallyreally excited for it all the same.

Besides my birthday news, I wanted to write about something else I’m looking forward to…the HUNGER GAMES MOVIE!!! Everybody at school is talking about it. I’m actually planning on splurging and pre-ordering my ticket for the midnight premiere, which I never do. I usually wait for the local theater to show the movie because the tickets are cheaper, and its closer to home.

I also want to see The Vow and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but I’m willing to wait until I can watch them on Netflix at home with my family. I’m reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close right now. So far, it’s a great read!

Homework is calling my name, but I plan on reading a few more chapters before I fall asleep. That’s it for now. Until next time…



The Hunger Games Review

WOW, I LOVED this book!! If you haven’t read it yet, you need to! I’ve heard all the hype and seen the movie trailers, but I was still blown away.

Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Brief Synopsis: In a country named Panem, there are twelve districts surrounding the Capitol. Each year, two tributes (a boy and a girl) are randomly selected from each district to compete in the Hunger Games. It’s kind of like Survivor, but instead of voting, there’s killing. Katniss Everdeen is the narrator and main protagonist, and you can’t help but root for her to win. This is the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy.

My Opinion: I read this book in two days. It’s not very thick, but it’s still an amazing feat for me. I stayed up until 11:30 on a school night because it was THAT GOOD! I will definitely be seeing the movie.

The imagery was amazing! I felt like I was right beside Katniss throughout the entire book. The author kept my focus the entire time; the perfect amount of colorful description, suspenseful action, and witty dialogue. I loved the names of things (mockingjays and tracker jackers, to name a few). I laughed when Peeta compared each district to a type of bread, and I cried when certain events took place. I would recommend this book to anybody and everybody!