Book vs Movie

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Registered: 04-11-2012
Book vs Movie
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Thu, 12-27-2012 - 11:10am

I am thinking of getting the Hunger Games books for my teenage neice for a holiday gift (they are on an after Christmas sale at a local store). She's watched the movie and I wonder if she'll be interested in the books after watching the movie.

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Thu, 12-27-2012 - 6:28pm
As much as I enjoyed the movie, the book was even better. I hope she enjoys them!

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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 2:07pm

I didn't see the movies (was too disgusted by how the book series ended - but that's another topic), but I can't think of any movie that was better than the books. Definitely get them. Plus she'll have a chance to read 2 & 3 before the movies come out.


Melissa
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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 5:06pm

Inquiring minds want to know- what was it about the ending of the books that disappointed you, Melissa?


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Mon, 12-31-2012 - 6:33pm
My biggest issue was putting Katniss & Peeta together. While I understand the break with Gale, I at least felt that was an authentic relationship. Peeta & Katniss was based on lies from the very beginning. I would have rather seen Katniss just be her own person. Must say, I have had really interesting debates on this topic. Plus, I just thought the last book left a lot to be desired. I have a feeling she was under a huge deadline that was too quick and the storyline was very rushed. I believe they are making Mockingjay into 2 movies, and I just can't see how there is that much material. So, there is the shortish version ;)

Melissa