Erin Kellerman is this week’s Hunger Games Fan of the Week. She is 13 and from the United States. Here’s a bit more about Erin and why she loves The Hunger Games so much.
What is it about The Hunger Games you love so much?
I love the Hunger Games so much because it’s more than just a boy with a wand or a girl in love with a vampire, it is a story of survival, sacrifices, and humanity! Suzanne Collins has created a story that is so profound. She created a heroine who is brave and strong unlike the typical damsel in distress. She has created a surviver who has given me the courage to do things outside of my comfort zone and never take my situation for granted! Collins has created a page turner of a fantastic story of a girl fighting to survive through all odds. The Hunger Games made me feel happy, angry, and sad! It made me skip meals so I could keep reading! And even after I had finished the book I couldn’t stop thinking about it! How Katniss is extremely strong and brave and how I love Peeta but still feel compassion for Gale! The Hunger Games is a phenominal book because it makes me feel what the characters are feeling and makes me want to be apart of the story even though it isn’t rainbows and unicorns! This story does not have your happy ending or your perfect friendly protagonist it contains something more vital than that…this story is real.
Who is your favourite character in The Hunger Games?
My favorite character in the Hunger Games hands down is Katniss Everdeen. In the beginning of the Hunger Games it talks about how she lets Gale complain in the woods but she doesn’t complain because it doesn’t get food on the table if anything it scares off game and this really stuck with me. Through the whole story she is not complaining she is doing something about the problem. Instead of watching Prim die she does something about it and volunteers for her sister. Instead of sitting their and watch Peeta bleed to death she did something about and tricked him in order to save his life. She also is a survivor. Through everything she survives and isn’t that the hardest thing to do…live? Wouldn’t it be easiest if she died in the games and wouldn’t even have to worry about anything anymore but she doesn’t. She survives because she is a survivor.
What did you like/not like about The Hunger Games movie?
I knew going into The Hunger Games movie I was going to love it no matter what! I also knew that there were going to be some let downs which there were, such as the length of rue’s scene and the cave scene, the appearance of the cornucopia, and at the end, how they didn’t unfold the story of when Katniss tells Peeta her love was fake. All in all I loved the movie and was very pleased with the transformation! I thought the casting was fantastic and Jennifer Lawrence did an amazing portrayal of Katniss. My favorite scene I would have to say is the reaping because Gary Ross truly captures all of the emotions circling as this horrific event unfolds.
What is your favourite quote?
It’s near impossible for me to pick out one quote that is my favorite but one does come to mind and it’s not the typical real or not real quote all though that one is up there on my list but one that is sweet and describing a certain lullaby…
“but the words are easy and soothing, promising tomorrow will be more hopeful than this awful piece of time we call today.”
This single quote says more than a thousand words ever could. It simply says hold out hope.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
When I first read the hunger games I realize the main things: Katniss’s love for her family, Peeta’s devotion, the gamemakers sadistic mind and I found an amazing story, but as I re read the books I uncovered more to the story. How in the first line of the book it talks about Katniss reaching out for Prim trying to protect her but coming up short just like in Mockingjay when she tries to save Prim but comes up empty handed when Prim is blown to death. Foreshadowing? Or how Suzanne Collins somehow gives us compassion to these characters but in reality they are all truly murders. This trilogy has many more hidden messages that most readers don’t pick up on. It contains everything a book should and this is why I have become obsessed! So if Peeta asked me If I was the biggest Hunger Games fan? Real or not real? Without missing a beat I would reply Real.
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