I avoided reading The Hunger Games for quite a while. It seemed like just another one of those fad series; I pictured it as another Twilight, and decided to skip it. But I finally heard enough good things about the books from people I respect.
I read the first one in 4 hours -- picked it up to read a few pages before bed, and finished at 3 in the morning. Definitely a page-turner! So I was excited to see the film when it came out, although I wasn't sure I would actually like it. I'm so picky about movie adaptations of book. But I thought this was excellent. It was extremely unusual in that large sections of the film actually looked almost exactly like my mental picture. So cool! I'll probably be blogging about the series again once I've read the second and third books. Not only are they impossible to put down but the first one really made me think.
|At the top - the Reaping hairstyle. Below, right before the Arena.|
|A Dutch braid going from left to right, and then wrapped up and pinned.|
|Reaping hair. The tiny braid was my own addition - |
I don't think it's done quite like that in the film.
|My not-quite-a-mockingjay earrings!|
|The everyday braid.|