The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. . However, she may rely too much on the strength of the prose without. No. of books, 3. The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist. While in the Capitol, preparing for 75th Hunger Games, Katniss recognizes the Avoxes sent They have no tongue, as they lose it when they become an Avox.
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Her deep love for Prim. Those are the elements that seemed essential to me. With some stories, revealing that could be illuminating, but in the case of The Hunger Games, I think it would only be a distraction unless it was part of a new tale within the world of Panem.
When did Peeta and Gale come into the equation? Peeta and Gale appeared quickly, less as two points on a love triangle, more as two perspectives in the just-war debate.
Gale, because of his experiences and temperament, tends toward violent remedies. Why is Peeta a baker? Bread crops up a lot in The Hunger Games. It seemed in keeping with his character to be a baker, a life giver. Bread can contribute to life or death in The Hunger Games. When it comes to larger world building, how much did you know about Panem before you started writing? I knew 12 would be coal and most of the others were set, but I had a few blanks that naturally filled in as the story evolved.
When I was little we had that board game, Game of the States, where each state was identified by its exports. And even today we associate different locations in the country with a product, with seafood or wine or tech. No district exists entirely by its designated trade. Where do you write? Are you a longhand writer or a laptop writer? Do you listen to music as you write, or go for the monastic, writerly silence?
I write best at home in a recliner. Definitely not music; it demands to be listened to. I like quiet, but not silence.
You talked earlier about researching survival training and edible plants for these books. What other research did you have to do? I read a lot about how to build a bow from scratch, but I doubt I could ever make one.
Being good with your hands is a gift. So I do a lot of book research. Sometimes I visit museums or historic sites for inspiration. I was trained in stage combat, particularly sword fighting in drama school; I have a nice collection of swords designed for that, but that was more helpful for The Underland Chronicles. The only time I got to do archery was in gym class in high school.
You cowrote the screenplay for the first Hunger Games movie. How did you approach it? I wrote the initial treatments and first draft and then Billy Ray came on for several drafts and then our director, Gary Ross, developed it into his shooting script and we ultimately did a couple of passes together. People do not speak to Avoxes unless giving them an order. They spend their lives serving the Capitol at the lowest class; they are slaves.
She saw this particular female Avox in the forest surrounding District 12 while she was hunting with Gale. The Avox was with another boy. The boy was killed by a harpoon to the chest, and the girl was caught in a net dropped from a hovercraft.
When the girl was trapped in the net, Katniss believes she sees her cry out, "Help! When Katniss points her out, she is scolded by Effie for talking to her. They move fast. They require little thought and there over before the next snack break. Reading through these comments is so interesting! If not, write whatever the heck you want. If you are, it would behoove you to learn from current trends.
I just had a discussion with a friend of mine that said YA fiction is ruining America.
Full disclosure: I just bought an academic book The Disabled God about the liberatory theology of disability…for fun. I like big words and long sentences, too. After watching the movie and realising how little i understood when hearing others who had actually read the books make their comparisons, i realised i was going to have to read it myself. But i felt nervous about it, i knew it was a triology, and once is start i would have to complete.
So i knew it would eat a lot into my precious time with my med school exams fast approaching. But it was this short writing style that made things very easy. For me this is a mind blowing record. I think there is no reason for us to be reluctant to accept such a writing style or even the fact that it may become a trend. This article is kind of depressing, though….
Nice assessment. Collins combined a great premise, with an mc who inspires admiration while caring deeply for her sister. We root for her at the same time that Collins makes us see the other contestants as people. Collins as a writer draws from her screenwriting experience to draw intense visuals and characterize beautifully while maintaining tension. How many Ernest Hemingways have there been? Everything you say about The Hunger Games is true.
The writing is also compelling. There are a lot of dystopian YA novels out there right now, and none of them can compete with The Hunger Games on any level. Collins created a fantastic and unique world, characters with motivations that ring true and threw in interesting plot twists that always raised the stakes.
I also read literature and nonfiction. The backlash against adults who read YA misses the point, in my opinion. There are well-written and thought provoking books written across all genres. People should continue to read what they like.
Okay, hold on a second and let me get this straight. My mind is blown. Are you sure thats the message you want to be sending out? You know what would work even better? Adhering to the standard of picture books. Leaving them plenty of time to spend with their other distractions. I think the messages in The Hunger Games are much more disturbing than the idea that teens might enjoy reading shorter, more accessible sentences and words. The Hunger Games glorifies violence and shows every ugly side of human nature possible while offering no hope, no possibility of a happy ending for the characters or world at large, and no message for those reading it other than the ugly facts that people will do despicable things to survive or to maintain their own power.
After reading this post I attempted to write in Hunger Games style. Jeff, Have you read the other two books in the series? It seems like the first book is written by an entirely different author then the second and third. Just a thought. Thanks, Martin. I did notice the voice change as the books went on. The ability to capture attention, for the most part, remained.
Sorry to be a downer. It may just be reality. The question is, how will you choose to stand out in this world? This is unfortunate in a way.
I, sadly, am one of those with no attention span. For this reason, authors should not feel such a need to rush! I disagree. If you write lengthy prose, elegant in detail and fashion and love building your characters to a complex level, there is a market for you. It might not be the most Popular market, like apparently, kids with ADHD, but if it is smooth, and rings true and is exciting it will be read.
Think of all the writers that went against the grain to break new ground. Kafka, Wells, Poe, all lengthy writers in their own respects, and look at the staying power of their work. Sure, quick, to the point writing is good. Poetry is good. No, peddling to the masses is not synonymous with creating quality works. YA is a consumer product meant to entertain; the reality show of the literary space. These books, and their content, mirror the sickness in our culture; a subtle form of illiteracy.
Adults who read YA can only enjoy it if they have never developed their mind beyond that of the teenagers portrayed. Have you ever read something written above a fourth grade reading level? The Hunger Games reads like it was written by a barely literate gas station attendant who dropped out of high school at fifteen. There are no words to describe how much I hate you and everything you stand for.
Oh MY! Hate is a strong word. A word better left for murderers, rapist and evil. Jeff is not evil and Hemingway is not holy. Can i just like freaking kill you right now? Suzanne Collins is a legend. And the Hunger Games is a fairly new book. Do u write? If not then u obviously dont understand what us writers have to do to even slightly compare to a book like the Hunger Games. Like seriously when i read the Hunger Games i couldnt put the books down for even a second.
I finshed each of those books in a night. As in a night each.
How do other less experienced writers like me even hope to become such well know writers that everyone knows our name, and everyone either loves us to death or hates us cause they didnt like or book. So before you judge her try to become more popular in times like now, or the future when peoples attension spans last a couple of seconds unless you can catch them and hold them really well.
Maybe you should judge her worth by her writing, not by her fame. We write to create, to beautify, to release our thoughts to the world. It makes you seem insensitive and severely unintelligent. Big juicy books filled with language and complex stories readers can fall into dominate.
Even in the sci-fi category we have literary writers filling the top spots. Perhaps the real future of publishing is rapid and unexpected change. Perhaps The Hunger Games was a novelty with another novelty breathing down its neck. Being the 18 year old writer that I am, I can see where you are coming from Jeff. I am admittedly one of those kids with a short attention span who enjoys short sentences, though that is natural, not forced. I myself have drawn inspiration from The Hunger Games because it does cater to my young adult needs.
In other words, read what you love and write how you want. If it happens to be popular, then so be it, if not, find your target audience preference and stick with them. That is just my opinion. Also Mary in Michigan: I agree that this is where literature is going, unfortunately.
I, for one, hate the writing style of the hunger games because it is so simplistic. It shows how downhill, intellectually speaking, mankind has gone in this age of technology. The hunger games was of a very low quality. You seem to be saying people should not seek to better themselves, and I find myself filled with derision at the idea.
Dumbing down makes you a better writer? If this is the style of writing that is getting more people to pick up a book rather than a remote control then why mock it? Also, we all know that as society changes over the decades so do language and storytelling; just because modern-day storytelling is faster and more to-the-point does that necessarily make it inferior to the classics?
What they may lack in prose some may say they make up for in content. The only reason I kept reading was because of the popularity it was getting at school and the story line — about how Katniss goes back in to the arena. THG is definitely not a short series although when I first red the series I finished all three in a week — I was 12 at the time. It does have short chapters though, which I noticed more in the third book, as I re-read it.
But sometimes I feel like it goes on and on. I saw Catching Fire on Friday — and it was much better than the book. Better than the first movie, which I found surprising. So Collins kind of ripped us off with short chapters and large fonts. I think many will write more in this vein in the future, and as they do, the quality will improve.
My advice is read Divergent its a clever example of the form you are suggesting but holds a much more intelligent way of writing. At the end of the day its all a matter of personal opinion.
I write for YA and I feel its insulting there intelligence by loosing half the sentence in order to make it snappy. The tone of the hunger games however I agree is a way forward for young people.
Clear, short action with moral undertones. Its interesting to wait and see how the theory pans out. Lottie, I have a challenge for you. You have been presented with many conflicting notions about morality and ethics, the sum total of which indicates that it is better to kill another human than cooperate or even negotiate with that human.
Your distrust is not without reason. Ignoring the other minor details which question that mandate is the core of your distrust, I think. They are meant to be ignored because they are glossed over, both in the book and in the movie.
My challenge to you: For the first thirty years or so of human life, we grow. ALL life grows. Nothing else in the universe grows in that fashion. Crystals do not grow. They accrete; expand by accumulation Search your memories and the Internet. You will see this is true.
Therefore, life is unique. In order to write great works, you MUST understand this! You must also understand the mirror image, the converse of that ethic: If you portray killing as necessary and desirable, you have failed in your task as both a human and a writer to examine the quality of that which makes us unique.
We do not have many books showing protagonists who achieve goals that benefit all of us by avoiding death and mayhem.