Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Emotional Response

I just finished listening to Mockingjay on my way to work this morning. Don't worry I'm not going to give away any spoilers. But,  I have to say I am a ball of emotions of right now. All be it, over something that isn't even real. Part of me wants to burst in tears, part of me wants to isolate myself from the world (perhaps in a wardrobe or storage closet like Katniss) and just reflect on all of it, part of me is happy, but it's all very bittersweet.

Suzanne Collins is an amazing writer and I have no problem throwing her in the J.K. Rowling category. At the end of the audio book, there was a brief recording from Suzanne Collins herself. She explains how the Hunger Games trilogy was based on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and inspired by a day of channel surfing between reality shows where young people play for money and footage of the war in Iraq where young people are fighting for their lives.

If you haven't read this trilogy. Do it. Now. And if you don't have the time, do what I did. Check out the audio book from your local library.

1 comment:

  1. I read the first one and enjoyed it. I'll find time for the rest one day, as everyone says good things about these books.