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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The music of James Newton Howard, composed for “Catching Fire”, is now available for piano solo!  Eleven pieces from the second of  The Hunger Games trilogy are included in this book of sheet music from the movie.  80 more words

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' - Review by Jamie S, Year 8

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ – by Suzanne Collins
Review by Jamie S – Year 8

‘Mockingjay’ by author Suzanne Collins is the third book in the trilogy ‘The Hunger Games’ the first being ‘The Hunger Games’, followed by the second book ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’. 201 more words


Katniss Everdeen and the Journey of the Modern Heroine Part 3

For the past two weeks, I have posted articles about Katniss Everdeen and how her story in the wildly popular Hunger Games trilogy mirrors and yet diverges from Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. 775 more words


The DNA of Bestselling YA

What makes a Young Adult novel (commercially) successful? That’s a very important question for all YA authors, agents and publishers. Here’s my breakdown of five big-hitters of YA, considering author inspiration, premise, theme, and cultural context (note: I’m just another person writing stuff, and not proclaiming myself as some all-knowing god of fiction). 2,213 more words


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Not so long ago, when I was in cyber-high-school, the book to be reading was Twilight.  People of all ages flocked to it and espoused its virtues.  1,632 more words


Top Ten Characters on a Deserted Island

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check them out.

This Top Ten Tuesday is the top ten characters on a deserted island.   302 more words

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Book #4: Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I personally think that in general, the middle child of this series (often the one which is most criticized) stands up fairly well to the others. 142 more words