What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I just finished PART I of The Hunger Games. So far, the plot follows the hero’s journey archetype, casting Katniss into a pit of disaster without a way out. In the hero’s journey, the protagonist is set up to face a great challenge, their choice being the last test of their true potential. Usually, the protagonist must choose the more difficult, selfless pathway.
Katniss has abandoned a life of poverty to step in for her younger sister, but there is something else she must overcome before the story can portray a true hero. I have no doubt that Collins will deliver well.
Criticism: I’m an avid fan of detail (the more the better). Collins’ writing is very straight-forward, and easy to read in a way that doesn’t offer me the substance I need. Most of the time, I’m reading “I” statements (which makes sense since it’s written in first person, right?) Wrong. There are creative ways to switching up “I” statements, but it takes a lot of practice. But, overall, I’m enjoying this read and look forward to continuing the novel.
Suzanne Collins Website: http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com
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Book cover Suzanne Collins. Post image by Tom Woodward from Richmond, VA, US
FRIDAY FINDS is where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased. MOST of the books MizB shares in her Friday Finds are titles that she discovered somewhere online — not actually books she’s purchased. [see archives]