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The Hunger Games: Movie vs. Book

I have had the great fortune of seeing The Hunger Games movie twice. Both times I loved it. Finally I believe a production company did what was expected of them when it came to bring a book to life for the viewers, the readers, and those who have not read the book, hopefully yet.There was not a major part of the book left out, the characters exemplified exactly what I thought of them. The casting people did a great job of finding a hear throb in both Gale and Peeta, and Katniss continued to be a badass.

For my friends who had not read the book though, there were some questions to them that did not get answered in the movie, where for the rest of us it was easy to fill in the pieces. Some of the questions included, “Wait, they said there were 13 districts, but only 12 are in The Hunger Games. What happened to the 13th?” That question is of course a legitimate question because it’s not truly answered in the movie itself. Another questions “Why do they keep flashing to Gale when Katniss and Peeta establish their relationship”. Once again a minor detail that was not really  explained, but something that could be assumed. Lastly “Why is Katniss yelling at her mother”. That one did not happen as much because it was kind of explained, but the reason for her mother’s deterioration, as I told them would later be explained in a different book. This has been one movie recently where I want to continuously spend my money to go see it. I think that it’s really special for there to be a character that you want to emulate in your every day life. Someone who is willing to sacrifice and do what ever it takes to be there for those she loves even when the circumstances could mean her emanate death.

If you can’t tell already, I highly recommend this movie and this book to everyone. It is definitely one of those rare cases where it does not matter if you read the book first or not, but if you have not read the books it will make you want to buy them immediately and get to reading. Don’t forget to check out my posts on the other books an some other issues that have come from the casting of this movie.

Until Next Time
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Asleep by Wendy Raven McNair

This book most definitely did not put me to sleep in anyway. Actually Asleep by Wendy Raven McNair aroused every emotion in my body. I went from emotional highs to emotional lows. Who knew someone could pack so much into one book.

In this wonderful tale a young female, Adisa Summers(Uh- Dee- Sah), finds out so much information about her life that a typical young African-American woman wouldn’t be able to handle. Adisa is no where near normal, even with her childhood obsessions she is stronger than she can even imagine, but to figure that out a mysterious boy comes a long and awakens her. These two end up in a relationship that takes flight, literally!! Micah Alexander is a blessing and a curse all at the same time for Adisa, but ends up being her saving grace, more than once.

Micah leaves a young African-American woman like myself wonder if I’m going to find the perfect guy for me who can fly me to the moon and back, love me and my faults, and never cease to protect me. I fear that I might have to continue to read to feel those feelings.

This hard to put down novel had so many twists and turns, that kept the story moving. I never felt the story was going to slow or that I wanted to skip over chapters. I ended up finishing this book in one day only stopping to have dinner with mom. I really don’t know what to say other than this novel had me floored with just how amazing it is, especially every time I told my mom how amazing it is. I highly recommend this novel to EVERYONE of ALL ages. I cannot wait to read the next novel, but it’s not out yet 😦  . Until then, keep turning the pages!

90s Born Reader

There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity” Washington Irving