The writing quality of the books leaves much to be desired—it seems to be designed for middle-schoolers. According to my friend, the story line was predictable from the very beginning. However, I went to see the movie and was pleasantly surprised. The Hunger Games is one series where just watching the movies would almost be better than reading the books. While the author may not have intended it, the underlying theme that came across to me was a critique against our current society. Especially in the movie. Watching the relationship between Peeta and Katniss develop was painful because you realized how fake it was. It made me wonder about the other 'reality' TV shows we watch on a regular basis. The whole inanity of it all was much more apparent in the movie than the book and I enjoyed it for that. While there's definitely things to be critical about, I enjoyed the commentary, whether or not it was intended to be such.
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