Sorry I haven’t posted for so long. I was dealing with some intense professional and personal issues. I had been writing a lot for myself as therapy, but I just haven’t been in the mood to write something for everyone to read.
After spending the past few weeks mourning, I’m doing a lot better. One of things that really, really excite me is the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. I saw it today, the second day of the release, and I’m just so amazed by the story and acting.
As a writer who aims to inspire people with my writing, I have so much respect for Suzanne Collins for creating a young adult series that isn’t just about young women backstabbing each other or waiting to be saved by a hot guy. The Hunger Games is basically a modern take on 1984 with glamor and nice costumes. It challenges big government and critiques sensational “reality” entertainment.
It is clearly about politics and totalitarianism, but it is done through excellent story telling and characterization that young people would find engaging and relatable. Katniss never asks to be the mockingjay, but she is compassionate, smart and moral. She is the perfect manifestation of the average girl with a good heart. Although I’m torn between Peeta and Gale, this series is so much more than a love triangle, so much more superior than anything else in the same genre (like Twilight, which is an overrated piece of crap).
We need more entertainment like The Hunger Games series than trashy reality TV shows for young women.