I did something very exciting today: I bought tickets for the midnight showing of The Hunger Games movie. After two years of loving the book, I will finally get to see it come to life on March 23rd with my friends Emily and Sandra! I can’t believe it is only a month away. I feel like it was only yesterday that I woke up at 7a.m. with my friend Cara just to watch the debut of the trailer back in November, and now the movie is just around the corner.
Here’s a little secret about me: I am obsessed with The Hunger Games. Next to Harry Potter, I think the trilogy are my favorite books. They are absolutely amazing. I love them because they really make you think about things like war, death, love, friendship, and society. Also, Suzanne Collins (the author) keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole series, and I love when books do that.
Having my friend Cara buy me The Hunger Games for my birthday my senior year of high school was one of the best presents ever. I remember reading it in study hall and not wanting to stop. After the final Harry Potter book came out, I had been struggling to find books that I loved so much I didn’t want to put them down. The Hunger Games solved that problem. After finishing the first book, I instantly went to Target and bought Catching Fire. I quickly finished that one as well and was blown away. Then the hard part arrived. There were seven months of waiting to do before the release of the final book, Mockingjay. Those were a brutal couple of months, but on the release day in August, I went to Target right away at 8a.m. when it opened in order to buy it. I love them so much. I even have a The Hunger Games key chain on my car keys, and I usually hate key chains. They will always have a special place in my heart.
With the movie-version gaining so much hype, a lot of my friends are becoming interested in the series, and it has become a new way for us to bond. My roommate Amanda is currently reading them, and a smile crosses my face every time I walk in the room and she is reading one of them. Last weekend, she sat down to read just a few chapters of the first book before doing homework, and she ended up reading for hours until she was finished. I also got three of my other friends to read them over J-term. Spreading your favorite books to others is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
I especially love that more of my friends at college are reading them because before The Hunger Games got popular with news of the movie, my love for the series was only shared between myself and a few of my friends from home. Now, The Hunger Games are everywhere, and I love it!
Watch the trailer for The Hunger Games here.