Thursday, 12 April 2012

Real or Not Real

I saw it on the 2nd day of its release. Then after walking out I bought the whole series. I just needed to know the whole story you see and from experience I know the book always holds greater treasures than it's onscreen Hollywood adaptation. It was lucky I got them that day. The book store was out of stock and I was already finished billing when a fresh stock arrived and the store assistant came looking for me to let me know. I went home with The Hunger Games trilogy. The 1st book was good but I already knew how things ended. So I made it through lightly..
But I had a better glimpse at Katniss Everdeen and what exactly the bread Peeta gave meant to her. The bright yellow dandelions and the burnt bread.
Catching Fire is the most compelling book I have read in the longest time. I will not give away anything for those who haven't read it yet. If you think a YA book is not worth your time then let me tell you I thought the same before and I'm so glad I went ahead anyway. Even if I had not seen the movie that day I know I would have found the way to this one.
I finished Mockingjay in one breath it seems. I couldn't keep it aside. I had to know. I slept poorly the last 2-3 nights ( I remember preparing for and giving a viva exam on Great Depression somewhere in between) and I needed to know the end before another night hit me. I remember the stories I have finished at dawn break - there have been only 3 - and I remember those moments when I stared out the window watching the sun come up thinking about what just happened to me. It is the characters I love lingering on long after I have mulled over the story and what all it meant.
A good book, a good story can do that to you. I love Katniss, my heart aches for Peeta and Prim and every character you come across you are bound to be moved by them. Don't reduce it to a love triangle, this story
is about so much more. In contemporary YA literature you will come across very few like this one. In fact what I see between Gale and Katniss is only friendship because I know friendship. Her relationship with pretty much everyone else is a point of constant conflict in her mind at different points of the story. This is not a love story. This story is about rebellion, revolution, reclaiming who you are, coming to terms with what you have become and about hope and debts you can never pay off. I woke up a few hours back and tried to clear my head to read through this post I wrote in the morning in a state of heavy sleep deprivation and in a trance. I am still not recovered fully.
P.S.- I should let you know though Mockingjay could be disappointing. But, there was no other way it could have ended.


it was stupid not to include her in the movie

what Cinna did

forever be reminded of the smell of blood and roses - thank you Suzanne Collins
Finnick was another favourite character of mine

The Hunger Games inspired DIY ideas
31 significant differences between the 1st book & movie
and lastly

“The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol's plans. The symbol of the rebellion.” - Katniss Everdeen


  1. I am very intrigued by the hunger games.... i didn't have the chance to read the books yet you know?
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  3. I have not read the book nor have I seen the movie! I am so behind!!! Most people who saw the movie said it was quite a good interpretation of the book!

  4. I just finished the first book since I didn't want to see the film prior to reading it. Your thoughts echo mine, and I savored the book after I put it down. I couldn't pick up anything else right afterwards. Though now, I do want to pick up the rest of the Trilogy! You are right that this goes beyond being a young adult novel, which is why I was intrigued enough to read it, and was very pleased with how well-written it was, and how it drew me into the characters and the nuances of its social commentary. I have been much more disappointed in (trashy) popular adult novels! xxx

  5. i saw the movie but i didn't read the book, it was good, my daughter is currently on the third book, she said she gonna tell me all about it, so i'm still waiting:)) good to hear that you are reading the whole serie, it must feel so good to have something looking forward to, happy reading!!

  6. lolz thanks for sharing this!
    i totally get the second to the last picutre.
    i haven't read the books and i am totally planning to. i think i have the e-book version that was sent to me not too long ago. :)
    me and my SO enjoyed the movie and talked about it for a long night. we love watching movies together,but not every movie does that for us.

  7. I been wanting to catch this movie but never have enough time in a day to squeeze some ME time. I'm definitely intrigued by it and just may have to settle for the books instead.

    <3 Marina

  8. thanks! nice blog ;) come back! :)