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I originally didn't want to read these books, but since the first one was only $5 for kindle I decided to try it out. Also, it has 4.5 stars with over 2,000 reviews on amazon and over 10,000 reviews on barnes and noble, surely all those people couldn't be crazy. So, I read the first book and immediately bought the 2nd and 3rd books in the series. It was awesome. I just finished a few weeks ago and I think I'm going to have to read it again pretty soon. I'll definitely have to re-read the entire series before the first movie comes out in march 2012.

Anyone else read the books? Looking forward to the movie(s)?

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ADDING THIS FOR THOSE NEW TO THE THREAD: THERE ARE SPOILER ALERTS IN LATER PAGES!!! You have been warned.

Leahbh wrote:I originally didn't want to read these books, but since the first one was only $5 for kindle I decided to try it out. Also, it has 4.5 stars with over 2,000 reviews on amazon and over 10,000 reviews on barnes and noble, surely all those people couldn't be crazy. So, I read the first book and immediately bought the 2nd and 3rd books in the series. It was awesome. I just finished a few weeks ago and I think I'm going to have to read it again pretty soon. I'll definitely have to re-read the entire series before the first movie comes out in march 2012.

Anyone else read the books? Looking forward to the movie(s)?



Haven't, but just added it to thrace. Sounds interesting. I think I've either read a preview, or a review, or something...it feels familiar.

And I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who picks up kindle books thinking 'eh, for $X, I can try it'. :D

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Mavyn wrote:Haven't, but just added it to thrace. Sounds interesting. I think I've either read a preview, or a review, or something...it feels familiar.

And I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who picks up kindle books thinking 'eh, for $X, I can try it'. :D



I have SO many kindle books!! I think, oh only 99 cents or only 2.99, but it adds up fast! I'm making myself not buy any books for at least an entire month. I'm only downloading free books now. I've have so many to read anyway, I don't need to keep downloading more.

I'll be interested to hear what you think about the hunger games.

what is thrace?

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Leahbh wrote:I have SO many kindle books!! I think, oh only 99 cents or only 2.99, but it adds up fast! I'm making myself not buy and books for at least an entire month. I'm only downloading free books now. I've have so many to read anyway, I don't need to keep downloading more.



Let me know how that works out for you. :D

My sister and I share books, and we both buy lots...with physical books you can see how many are stacked up to read, but with the kindle...ah, well. The list grows!

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Leahbh wrote:

what is thrace?



Sorry, didn't see this question yesterday.

Umm...Thrace is the kindle. Yes, I name my kindles.

Thrace (DX), Thatch(gen 3), and Kicker(gen 1).



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Mavyn wrote:Sorry, didn't see this question yesterday.

Umm...Thrace is the kindle. Yes, I name my kindles.

Thrace (DX), Thatch(gen 3), and Kicker(gen 1).



hahaha. hilarious.

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Read the books, loved 'em, can't wait for the movie, got my mom to read the books, and now my sister has them.
It's a good series.

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I have the first one. Started it but wasn't in the mood for that style. Haven't picked it back up but plan too. coworker loved them

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kdccrosby wrote:I have the first one. Started it but wasn't in the mood for that style. Haven't picked it back up but plan too. coworker loved them



you definitely should. i thought the beginning was a little slow, but i kept with it and it gets SO much better. I'm going to read all 3 again.

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Finished all three a few weeks ago. Very good, enjoyed them. Will be interesting to see who gets picked as a director.

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Leahbh


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Mavyn wrote:Finished all three a few weeks ago. Very good, enjoyed them. Will be interesting to see who gets picked as a director.



I'm really disappointed in some of the casting, especially cinna and haymitch.

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Leahbh wrote:I'm really disappointed in some of the casting, especially cinna and haymitch.



I hadn't looked...bahahaha!

Will be interesting to see. I hope for the best, and never expect the book to be much like the movie...

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reviving dead thread:

Co-worker is reading this series and can't put it down! I will power through first book of Game of Thrones and then start on this.

As for casting in the movie: Jennifer Lawrence is amazing. Watch Winters Bone. 13 wins for best actress, and about two dozen nominations for best actress including Oscar and GG for that movie. Amazing performance.

I'll be watching for one reason only though: Lenny Kravitz, YUM!

Leahbh


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cbartho wrote:reviving dead thread:

Co-worker is reading this series and can't put it down! I will power through first book of Game of Thrones and then start on this.

As for casting in the movie: Jennifer Lawrence is amazing. Watch Winters Bone. 13 wins for best actress, and about two dozen nominations for best actress including Oscar and GG for that movie. Amazing performance.

I'll be watching for one reason only though: Lenny Kravitz, YUM!



I've seen winter's bone, and jennifer lawrence is awesome. I think kravitz is WAY too old to be playing cinna. I just can't see it. Since most of the tributes are unknown kids, can't complain there.

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I just finished reading the first book. I find the premise very disturbing, and had a difficult time reading it. I'll finish it, just because.

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kenney9226 wrote: Annakin Skywalker

is a whiny little coward-Katie Kaboom.

Still single, can't imagine why.

Leahbh


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I bought my tickets for IMAX today! so excited!

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Just read the books, loved them!!! A little worried about the movie though, the trailer seemed a bit lackluster and the casting didn't really get me too excited. But... I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt and going to go, regardless. Just hope it's not another Eragon.

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tinsoldiergt wrote:A little worried about the movie though, the trailer seemed a bit lackluster...



Completely agree.

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I now have copies of the books for my Kindle. They are the next in my queue after I finish Archaea

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Intrigued by the movie trailers, wife bought the books a couple weeks ago. I ended up reading them right behind her. Quite addictive and enjoyable, even if there were some unresolved questions and plot holes. Been too long since I've read some fiction just for fun.

Now, the question is what to read next. KtC's link there looks interesting...


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Any help on the age group these are for? 9 yo says a friend has read them, and wants to see the movie...I am hesitant, seems a little brutal.

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Mavyn wrote:Any help on the age group these are for? 9 yo says a friend has read them, and wants to see the movie...I am hesitant, seems a little brutal.



I'd say it's more for Jr High and above.
I believe the movie is getting a PG-13 rating and that's because they don't show some of the more graphic violence on screen.

Leahbh


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ignorant wrote:I'd say it's more for Jr High and above.
I believe the movie is getting a PG-13 rating and that's because they don't show some of the more graphic violence on screen.



I agree, I'd say 9 is too young. I have a friend who's a substitute teacher and she's had middle school kids in her classes who have read them.

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otolith wrote:I just finished reading the first book. I find the premise very disturbing, and had a difficult time reading it. I'll finish it, just because.



My son dropped it in my lap and said "read it".

I started it last night and had bad dreams!
I guess I'll have to finish it. If for no other reason, just so he gives me back all my books and CD's that he took off to grad school.

If he is reading my stuff, I guess I have to read his.


It is odd, there were no kids series that adults read when I was a kid.
Now there is this, and Potter. It seems all readers have read them.



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Leahbh


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dontwantaname wrote:
It is odd, there were no kids series that adults read when I was a kid.
Now there is this, and Potter. It seems all readers have read them.



I also really loved the percy jackson books. those are geared younger than the hunger games. I'm finding a lot more YA fiction that I like better than adult books. I'm not sure why though. I'm 29, btw.

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Leahbh wrote:I bought my tickets for IMAX today! so excited!



I'm getting a group of friends together and we're seeing it opening weekend! That way if it isn't as awesome as we think we'll at least be able to laugh/roll our eyes together, and if it is - instant discussion group!

Of course I already have my outfit picked out.

I liked book 1, found a lot of book 2 to be meh/redundant, and mostly enjoyed book 3. I imagine that puts me squarely in the fan category.

I'm just hanging out, really.

Mavyn


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Oh, the irony... Hunger Games merchandise

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Mavyn wrote:Oh, the irony... Hunger Games merchandise



I think your link is busted!

I'm just hanging out, really.

Mavyn


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Bugger. I was afraid of that, stupid flash.

http://www.hottopic.com and then go to Pop Culture and The Hunger Games. Or, there's a big flashy banner on the main page.

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Mavyn wrote:Bugger. I was afraid of that, stupid flash.

http://www.hottopic.com and then go to Pop Culture and The Hunger Games. Or, there's a big flashy banner on the main page.



Boy, that stuff is pretty ugly.

Ha! They've even got the China Glaze nail polish.

Ah, guess that makes it all in the spirit of the Capitol at least.

I'm just hanging out, really.

Leahbh


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Mavyn wrote:Bugger. I was afraid of that, stupid flash.

http://www.hottopic.com and then go to Pop Culture and The Hunger Games. Or, there's a big flashy banner on the main page.



I saw some of that at the mall last weekend. Didn't see anything worth buying. I DID get my ID card though ;) https://www.facebook.com/cafepress?sk=app_348211151865582

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Leahbh wrote:I saw some of that at the mall last weekend. Didn't see anything worth buying. I DID get my ID card though ;) https://www.facebook.com/cafepress?sk=app_348211151865582



Shiny!

I always find etsy to be better suited to my fangirl needs.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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The nail polish was the kicker for me.

And yes, that site has "interesting" clothing.

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Leahbh


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inkycatz wrote:Shiny!

I always find etsy to be better suited to my fangirl needs.



I LOVE etsy! The only thing I bought from cafe press was the ID card, since it was official, not user/fan created.

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ignorant wrote:I'd say it's more for Jr High and above.
I believe the movie is getting a PG-13 rating and that's because they don't show some of the more graphic violence on screen.



At the elementary school where I work:

Most of the 5th & 6th grade read it. Some of the 4th graders have read it. It's next in my reading que, didn't get much reading done over the weekend.

If you want a fun YA that is Harry Potter-like, you want Percy Jackson.

Turken - I'm still only halfway through Archaea (I reviewed it on Good Reads). My husband finished it. He is putting up his own review. In full confession I do casually know the author - his daughter was on our t-ball team last summer and now goes to the charter school and is in dance with Ver1. His wife is the secretary at the school and his Mother-in-law goes to my church. Unfortunately, Orc ruined a bit of the ending in that this is a happy story and nothing too terrible happens, maybe in the sequel....

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Thanks, KT, that makes me feel much better. I'm not good at determining 'age appropriate' and his dad hasn't read the books.

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Mavyn wrote:Thanks, KT, that makes me feel much better. I'm not good at determining 'age appropriate' and his dad hasn't read the books.



Not having read the books, I'm not sure if that's an appropriate range, but that's who I've seen reading it, or have said I should read it. I'm snoopy when it comes to the what kids are reading and they all know I want to see what it is. I know one of the Mom's was really upset all the kids were reading it because she felt it was really inappropriate for their age group. (They did not read it as an assignment, it was their choice of books.)

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KtCallista wrote:Not having read the books, I'm not sure if that's an appropriate range, but that's who I've seen reading it, or have said I should read it. I'm snoopy when it comes to the what kids are reading and they all know I want to see what it is. I know one of the Mom's was really upset all the kids were reading it because she felt it was really inappropriate for their age group. (They did not read it as an assignment, it was their choice of books.)



Some of the death scenes in the books did seem to go into a bit of unnecessary detail if the target audience is indeed preteens, although with the main point of the book being 'death games' they should be expected I guess.