Short version: Does the movie (based off the book) “The Hunger Games” live up to the hype? Absolutely YES!
As any self-respecting YA writer should do, I read the book and saw the movie to see what author Suzanne Collins did right. (A lot.) Is the movie good? Yes. Is the book better? You’d better believe it. A teacher friend of mine recommended it to me when she knew I was struggling with an earlier version of my manuscript and I needed help with doing “dark” right. She said two of her students, a boy and a girl recommended it. So I read it. And my response to my friend? “Why? Why didn’t you tell me about this book sooner?!”
What could have made the movie better in my opinion? Not a lot that wouldn’t have garnered it an R rating. (Nope, not sex. I mean the graphic details of injuries and such.) I think a few scenes could have dug deeper emotionally, but I had my fair share of tears. And it was one of those books I’d hoped would make it to the big screen.
What book have you read that you’d love to see made into a super hyped movie?