“The Hunger Games” movie
“Why you still need to READ The Hunger Games” – winning entry by Max Weber
The Hunger Games is one of the greatest book series I’ve ever read. With the impending movie release, why should people read it over the movie? Consider this: why do people still read Harry Potter, or Twilight? Because you just can’t compare the two types of media on the same level.
Movies condense a book into a few hours and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Literature is so much more different. Reading is an experience. Books have a way of expressing emotion and telling a story in a way that cinema just can’t compare to. The authors have a responsibility of describing everything in a story, and creating original scenery and unique characters, using only words. The real magic comes when the reader imagines what it looks like. Everyone pictures scenery different, even if it’s written the same way.
The Hunger Games is a truly amazing book series, which is why it’s getting a movie made of it in the first place. It deserves it. However, out of any Book-to-Movie adaptation I’ve ever seen, I’ve always preferred the book. I truly doubt that with a book this good, I’d ever stop reading it, no matter how good the movie is.
What to read after The Hunger Games?
Try these titles:
F ROT Divergent by Veronica Roth
F NEW The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking series)
F CLA City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments)
F OLI Delirium by Lauren Oliver (followed by Pandemonium)
F CAS Graceling by Kristin Cashore
F WU Legend by Marie Lu
F HIG The Bridge by Jane Higgins