The Last Book To Make Me Cry
So this really made me stop for a second and think ... when is the last time I cried while reading a book? Most of the books that I read don't invoke enough sadness in me to make me cry. It's normally more the romantic feelings and what not.
The Hunger Games series I would have to be the one I think made me cry last. And that's been about a year and a half since I read them. Everything about it tore at my heart. How they treated their society, their children. The teenagers inside the games.
It makes me wonder if our society could really become like that. So twisted that we have these insane laws and behaviors that are unjustifiable in any normal standards of decency.
Reading about the whole communities of people watching the television, cheering people no, children, off to their deaths.
Reading this made me remember my high school years and reading 1984 and Animal Farm.
I hope that our lives are not creating a path that future generations need to worry about the government becoming so involved in their lives that they take them over completely.
Well this was my little rant about all this ... Check out the blog hop and more posts about books that made you cry.
Thanks for joining the Hop! The Hunger Games is a great read. I have all the books, but I haven't read the sequels yet. Maybe I'll get to them closer to the release of the second movie.ReplyDelete
I liked the book more than the movie - I thought the movie changed some things that some might find as subtle and not important but as an author I found them VERY important and it irritated me. But each book was better than the previous one.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing such a thought-provoking piece on "The Hunger Games". Everything you've expressed here is very much a concern for future society. I like that you compared this book to other dystopian reads like "1984" and "Animal Farm". I haven't read the first one, but I have read the second one.ReplyDelete
Dystopian fiction is not only chilling to read at times, but also serves as a warning to our descendants.
Your reasons for feeling moved by "The Hunger Games" are the very same reasons I refuse to read the book, or any other in the series.
Thanks for sharing your well-written post!! I'm now following you. :)
Thanks for the follow - honestly I was so hesitant before picking up this book but the author in me HAD to know what the buzz was about... I'm glad I read it though because I think its good to see a 'world' that isn't like our own but possible given today's climate and directionDelete
I haven't read the Hunger Games yet. I typically don't like YA books, too much Teen Drama Trauma to be found in the majority of them. I hate to say it, but I am waiting to see if I like the movie before read the book.ReplyDelete
I think the movie changed a few things that were very important but minor - so the books were better. That's not to say the movie wasn't good because it was. As far as adaptations go it was really good in that sense. Except of course those handful of things that were changed and needed to not be changed.Delete
Yeah, I really hope that our society never comes to such horrible ways like in The Hunger Games. Have you read Battle Royale? Battle Royale is more gory compared to the Hunger Games and it's incredibly scary to think that something like that could happen.ReplyDelete
I have not read Battle Royale ... I love gore so I'm going to add that to my TBR list. Thanks for the suggestionDelete
You're welcome :)Delete
I was blown away with Battle Royale. I still love The Hunger Games but it didn't scare me as much as the Japanese book did. Hope you enjoy it!
Btw, I'm a new follower. I was trying to follow you yesterday and couldn't find your follow button. I got it now!
Thanks for the follow - I put them all at the bottom since I had so much stuff on the right side. I added Battle Royale to my Goodreads TBR list so I remember. Right now I'm reading my friends manuscript for her sequel The Mercenary. So good! About shifters in New Zealand. If you like books like that.Delete
Shifters in New Zealand, eh? I'm intrigued because of the location.Delete