Hunger Games Poll and Girl Who Was on Fire Giveaway

By February 11th, 2012 134 Comments

At the end of this month, I’m headed down to Sarasota, Florida, to give a talk on the Hunger Games (The Hunger Games was their One Book Sarasota pick for 2011). I’ll be talking a little about The Girl Who Was on Fire, and more about some of the ideas in the essays.

In preparation for that presentation, I would love to get you all’s help gathering some data.

I’ve included a handful of poll questions below. And as thanks for your participation: After you give your answers, leave us a comment and we’ll enter you to win one of 3 copies of The Girl Who Was on Fire — Movie Edition . . . INCLUDING the extra movie content you’d normally only get if you bought the e-book edition or the e-book only Booster Pack (though, of course, you’ll have to wait for the end of March to get that extra content like everyone else!).

 

Please feel free to elaborate on any of your answers in your entry comment!

What did you think of Mockingjay, on a scale of 1 to 5?

  • 5 Loved it! (45%, 99 Votes)
  • 4 (40%, 87 Votes)
  • 3 (10%, 23 Votes)
  • 1 Kind of hated it (3%, 7 Votes)
  • 2 (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 220

Do you like reality shows?

  • There are a few reality shows I enjoy, but mostly no (57%, 116 Votes)
  • No, I hate reality shows (21%, 43 Votes)
  • I like them, but I feel a little guilty about it (14%, 29 Votes)
  • Yes, I love them (8%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

Peeta or Gale (for Katniss)?

  • Team Peeta (60%, 122 Votes)
  • Team Katniss! (26%, 53 Votes)
  • Team Gale (11%, 22 Votes)
  • None of the above (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 203

Peeta or Gale (as a character)?

  • Peeta (74%, 151 Votes)
  • Gale (11%, 23 Votes)
  • I can't choose! (11%, 23 Votes)
  • I’m not crazy about either of them (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 204

Will you be seeing the Hunger Games film?

  • I’ll be there opening night! (59%, 121 Votes)
  • I’ll see it opening weekend (28%, 58 Votes)
  • Definitely! . . . At some point, at least (12%, 25 Votes)
  • No (you can specify your reason, if desired, in the comments!) (0%, 1 Votes)
  • I’ll rent it on DVD (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

 

Thanks for your help! And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered to win. We’ll announce our winners a week from today, so make sure you answer and enter by Friday, February 17, at 12 midnight Central time!

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Edited February 19: Winners have been selected via random.org: Israel, Kelly Garbato, and Dinah, congratulations! We’ll be in touch via email early this week to get your mailing addresses.

Everyone else, thanks hugely for all the help! You can see the results of the polls above, and after I give the talk in Sarasota next week, I’ll be uploading the audio and slides to YouTube. So if you’re interested in seeing how these fit into the larger presentation and discussion, keep an eye out here (or, of course, sign up for our Girl Who Was on Fire email list). We’ll send the link out as soon as it’s available!

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134 Comments On "Hunger Games Poll and Girl Who Was on Fire Giveaway"

  1. Kelly Garbato

    First comment! That almost never happens!

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  2. Emma

    Real or not real? (:

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  3. Lauren

    Don’t know why, but I’ve always been a fan of Gale throughout the books. There’s something about his character. Can’t wait to see the film!

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  4. Donna Sturgeon

    The books are so amazing! I am anxious to see how they will be able to make the movies. A lot of emotion in the books. Hope movies are not gory!

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  5. Esther

    I’ve been looking for this book! :D I can’t wait to expand the trilogy with these tie-in books. I want to wait until after the movie comes out to get the ones with pics from the movie inside, even though I know what’s going to happen in the movie, I don’t want to spoil how they did it quite yet. But The Girl Who Was On Fire doesn’t fall into that category! (Does anyone know if Walmart carries it?)

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    • Leah

      I don’t know if they’re selling it in stores, but Walmart is selling it online, at least, and it looks like they’ll ship it to the store for you to pick up: http://www.walmart.com/ip/17130777

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  6. Pia

    Mockingjay was so full of awesomeness I really wanted to give it 5/5 stars. BUT I found that I enjoyed the first two books more and there is a little bit too much politics i Mockingjay for my taste. So I’d give it 4/5, wich is still great!

    Team Katniss! All the way!

    Peetas development as a character is so much more interesting than Gale s. But I still love them both.

    Will I see THG movie? 100% YES! On opening night! I’ve talked six of my friends into going with me to see it. None of them have read the books, but I got one of them to start reading the first one. I’m spreading the love :)

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  7. Cassniss

    I LOVE The Hunger Games!!!!!

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  8. Ashlee

    Love THG!!!!

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  9. Megan

    Cannot wait for March 23rd :D

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  10. Amy

    I loved Mockingjay because when I was reading the Arab Spring was going on and I found myself making connections between the book and what was going on in out world. Another reason is that Suzanne Collins killed off her characters in the middle of a war. Now while that upsets some people I understand that that is what happens in war, people die and you don’t always get to choose who. But most importantly, I am questioning the world I live in and our society because of what I had read in Mockingjay. Mockingjay left me asking questions about the world, well isn’t that most amazing thing that a book could do to someone? I am proud to say that my eyes are now open to the world and the possibilities of it because I read Mockingjay.

    I am not part of any team because I believe that is not the point of the book. In particular the whole “Team Peeta” and “Team Gale” thing. I find it ridiculous how people have taken The Hunger Games and have pretty much turned it into Twilight because there are two guys! That is not even the main point of the story. Yes there is some romance but that is a sub-plot amongst some important topics and I find it very sad that people have come out from reading these books and this is what they have taken from it. I hate to say it but I feel like they are reading it wrong, I know I feel bad for saying it. I get that people take different things from books but come on! It’s like you’re slapping Suzanne Collins in the face with a Twilight book because you are completely disregarding this amazing message about a radical government and extremist control because all you care about is who Katniss ends up with! Katniss barely cares who she ends up with! It frustrates me that that is what some people want to talk about, Peeta or Gale. Yes I prefer Peeta over Gale because he is a better character. Okay I am going to end this rant now. I have probably said enough that will offend at least someone so I think I should stop now. I just love The Hunger Games, I have never came across a book series that I feel so passionate about.

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    • Leah

      I’m with you! I’m actually working on a whole section of the talk that’s about the triangle, and how it’s treated in the series– and contrasting it with Twilight’s.

      That’s also part of why I wanted to ask those two Peeta/Gale questions: to separate out people’s feelings about the two of them as characters versus the two of them as matches for Katniss. I can’t wait to see the results!

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      • Amy

        Wow I was convinced I was going to get some angry messages back, I was so blunt in that. I genuinely think Peeta is a better character and a better suitor for Katniss and it is sweet sub story, emphasis on the “sub”. Suzanne Collins was writing about war for teenagers and I feel that it is important to recognise that. If I had written a story like The Hunger Games I would be pretty annoyed by people looking past the bigger picture about problems in society just to argue about who they think Katniss should be with. Um excuse me, Katniss just pretty much defied the totalitarian government with a poisonous berry and then lead the repressed country into revolution which lead to liberation but only after many many people died, one of which was Katniss’ sweet sister Prim and all you care about is who Katniss ends up with?!

        Ah I am ranting again, sorry. The Hunger Games is something I could talk about forever, in case you haven’t noticed.

  11. Marie

    It’s hard to mark the mockingjay, it is really different from the others 2 but I really really loved it because, i realized that i despite war more than any time of my life once I finished it. Now I can’t look at the rebellion coming from all the wolrd the same way as before.

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  12. CJ

    Team Gale all the way!

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  13. Emily Murphy

    I’m so incredibly in love with the Hunger Games!

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  14. Courtney Williams

    Great contest.

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  15. Billy

    LOVED Mockingjay.
    I chose Peeta, but i don’t like how people act as though the love triangle is important. The book is not concerned with the love aspect of the story, its concerned with the survival. Thats where i think the emphasis should be placed when discussing The Hunger Games.

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  16. Emma

    I will definitely be there opening night; got our shirts, mockingjay pins and we shall paint fire on our faces!

    I prefer Peeta than Gale.

    Mockingjay was great, it was completely different feel from the other books but I adored it because it showed a whole new light to all the characters. It showed the vulnerable side, the courageous side to everyone. Despite the characters we loved dearly dying, I think it shows the real effects a war can have meaning Collins made it realistic. Not all happy lovey dovey.

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    • Leah

      Love the face paint idea!

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  17. Pristine Pili

    Awesome trilogy :>

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  18. Constance

    Seeing the movie opening night at the imax that is if I don’t win tickts to the premier

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  19. Pam

    You guys have some really great questions! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  20. ruroken

    I’ll be there opening night, and probably the night after that, and the weekend…

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  21. mitzy

    I really liked these books and it’s being really hard to find other books I really like since I’ve read them

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  22. sarah hill

    Loved the books and can’t wait to see the movie:)

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  23. Kaitlan Chapman

    Really good questions for a poll!:)

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  24. Nicola

    The boy with the bread <3

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  25. Alahna

    I really loved the hunger games books and I am so excited to. see the movie

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  26. Roderick Edwards

    Cool

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  27. Michelle

    Entered! :D I hope I win.

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  28. Alicia

    I enjoyed the first two books more than Mockingjay. Katniss just seemed too depressed (although she was dealing with many losses) for me. I enjoyed the last few chapters the most and LOVED the epilogue!!!! My 3 daughters and I will be there opening night!!! As we are all fanatics of THG series and have awesome book discussions!!!

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  29. stacey crossley

    wonder if i responded similar to most people!

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    • Leah

      You *should* theoretically be able to check out the current results by hitting the “view results” link after refreshing the page. And we’ll announce the results after the poll ends, end of next week!

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  30. karla

    I absolutely adore Peeta as a character as well as for Katniss. And I was really surprised/excited a lot of people voted team Peeta because my Twitter is FULL of team Gale D:
    And I will definitely watch this on opening night (i just have to convince my friends to read the books by then).

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    • Leah

      Feel free to send your Twitter followers our direction! :)

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  31. Sean

    These books are brilliant! So excited for the film! And I can’t wait to see how the Mutts look!

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  32. Rachel

    At first I was skeptical about these “Hunger Games” books everyone was raving about and waited to read them until all three books were out. OH MY GOODNESS they were definitely worth the wait! I’m very excited to the movie adaptation of this series! Oh and Team Peeta all the way <3

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  33. israel

    I love The Hunger Games and i cannot wait to see the movie. I cried a lot when Rue died and I spent one whole evenig crying because of Prim’s death.

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  34. Kim Pazmino

    I love the Hunger Games so much and I so can’t wait for the movie! I’ll be there opening night! My heart begins to beat so fast whenever I think about watching it :) It’s just so exciting and I’m so glad that these fabulous books will finally be brought to life! Also, I chose Team Katniss because she’s just an amazing and strong character who has inspired so many people. The books aren’t about romance, it’s about how a normal girl took her sister’s place in the reaping and fought to stay alive. Even though the romance between Peeta and Katniss was great (believe me I absolutely LOVED it :D ) it’s not the whole point of the books. And that’s what’s truly amazing. Suzanne Collins was able to get so many people hooked on her books without making the books based on romance. The books are so realistic and that’s why I love them :)and that’s also why I chose Team Katniss because throughout the books, she became a better and stronger person. It’s just wonderful. ok. yea :D

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  35. Vanora

    Just a thought but I think you should make the poll so that people can only vote once for more accurate data collection.

    Anyway, I thought I would explain why I had chosen those choices in the polls above.

    *WARNING FOR ANYONE WHO STUMBLED UPON THIS POST AND HAVEN’T READ THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY YET. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!*

    What did you think of Mockingjay, on a scale of 1 to 5? Me: 4
    Mockingjay is such a hard book to read. It’s definitely much more political than the previous two. It has a slower start compared to The Hunger Games but not as slow as Catching Fire which I was wondering what will Katniss do now that Victory Tour is gone and done with. District 13 wasn’t the place I thought it would be. I thought it would be somewhat of a “perfect” place where finally Katniss would have at least let down her guards and burdens a little but I guess I was too naive. District 13 wouldn’t be able to survive these many years of underground life if they were structured to be like this.

    I love that I can see the characters development. It’s obvious these characters are no longer the ones they are in the first book. They had went through so many things and lived. There’s no turning back. No way of erasing those damages and now we have to see how they (try) to cope with it while it’s chaos around them.

    I like this book a lot. In fact it’s my favourite out of the trilogy and I seriously love the ending for what it is. I’m so glad Suzanne Collins didn’t try to end it with a fairytale/ideal kind of ending for this story where everyone has kids and live happily ever after. I love happy endings but having one for this trilogy will simply spoil the arc of the story. The ending in my opinion is rather hopeful. Sure. They are damaged and they will have to live with it. But having Katniss who was so opposed to marriage and children in the beginning to actually agree to it at the end is something. She even if the future is uncertain and unknown is still hopeful and able to somewhat love.

    Why I had only given it 4 stars though was due to some parts which I find it way too rushed through. For example, having Katniss locked out in that room singing to herself only when she is let out they told her there was a trial held while she was locked up? I guess I’m upset to miss this possible whole debate of whether Katniss should live or not. Maybe it’s due to the pressure of word limit they had to keep it YA acceptable.

    Do you like reality shows? Me: There are a few reality shows I enjoy, but mostly no
    I can’t remember the last time I had followed through reality shows actually. But I don’t hate them. At least not the couple shows I had seen.

    Peeta or Gale (for Katniss)? Me: Peeta
    I like to think Peeta is kind of like Katniss’s light. Even though Katniss said “Real”, I’m not convinced Katniss love Peeta. But I feel Peeta has this effect on Katniss where he is able to “heal” Katniss. Being with him keeps her grounded and brings her hope.

    Peeta or Gale (as a character)? Me: Peeta
    Peeta is more sensitive than Gale. While Katniss is clearly upset about the whole situation with President Snow wanting her and her family’s heads, Gale is still focused on whether Katniss likes him or not? His fiery temper and full of hatred attitude doesn’t win any points in his favor too.

    Will you be seeing the Hunger Games film? Me: I’ll be there opening night!
    Can’t wait to see it!

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    • Leah

      We’re choosing to trust that everyone will behave responsibly, knowing there’s really no winner for any of the individual polls! But if we look at the comments versus the number of responses and see them diverging a lot– we may have to change that.

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      • Vanora

        I see! ^^

  36. Isela R.

    Great read!

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  37. Leah

    I loved the hunger games! I tell everyone to read them…me and a bunch of friends are making shirts and going to see the movie at midnight!

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  38. Adele

    Will most definitly be there at the midnight premiere.

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  39. nicole brown

    Exciting smartpop addition! Love hunger games.

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  40. Stephanee

    I’ve always loved Gale because he had Katniss first and always had her back even she fell in love with Peeta. <3 TEAM GALE!!

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  41. cinttie

    I really hope I win.! Ahhh!!

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  42. Elissa

    I can’t wait for the movie to come out!! I am nervous about it though – I hope they do the book justice!

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  43. Jessica Bohlin

    I really enjoyed Mockingjay. I feel like it had a different pace than the other two books and a lot more action. :)

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  44. Victoria

    Ahhh, this looks rad. I’m going to go broke because of all my Hunger Games purchases, though.

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    • Leah

      We know the feeling!

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  45. Carla

    Loved the books and excited for the movies!

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  46. Susan Light

    Liked Mockingjay. I tell everyone Suzanne Collins left you with no lingering questions. You knew what happened to everyone, whether you liked the outcome or not.

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  47. Victoria

    I’m super excited for the movies to come out! And I devour anything hunger games related so I’d love to get all of these side and companion books :)

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  48. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    I definitely can’t wait to see the movie! I’m so excited with all the books and merchandise starting to come out.

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  49. Monica

    Love Hunger Games thanks for the survey

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  50. Jessi

    I love the actress selected for Katnis btw – I found her amazingly gritty in Winter’s Bone and think she’ll have no trouble with the Capitol

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  51. Andrea

    Im the only person that voted for “I don’t care for either” when it comes to Gale or Peeta. I couldn’t stand either of them the first time I read it through. I really think the reason I couldn’t stand Peeta was because he seemed so “whiny” – which compared to someone like Katniss who is a badass.. I gues that isn’t fair. But I couldn’t help but think that.

    Finnick on the other hand… come Catching Fire– that kid will have my votes for everything ;-)

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  52. christine

    I cant wait to see this movie in theatre

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  53. Gail Jones

    Loved all 3 books but Mockingjay was my favorite.

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  54. Roxanne

    I needed a book series to fill the void after the Millennium Trilogy and Hunger Games hit the spot. I cannot wait to see the film.

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  55. Joanne

    This is probably the best set of books I have read in quite a while. It does not take much to entertain me or to amuse me (mind you, I enjoy the simple things) but it takes a bit of measure for me to feel immersed and to be emotionally invested. The Hunger Games trilogy is the best yet. My mind is still wheeling… and now with only a few more weeks until the movie is released, I totally can’t sit still.

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  56. Teri C

    omg I cannot wait for the movie! Release night baby, but I loved the series and this was an amazing set of characters put through an amazing host of circumstances.

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  57. Kaya H

    Oh yeah I cannot wait to see the movies when they all come out. I loved the series and want more from Suzanne Collins!

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  58. Samantha Brown

    I’m actually taking the day off work to go see the movie!!

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  59. GBBryant

    Is is 23/3 yet?

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  60. claudine ampolitod

    I love the hunger games!!!! <333 :D

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  61. phoebe risk

    The Hunger Games is my obsession

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  62. Missy E

    Love hunger games and especially Peeta!!!!! <3

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  63. Arhcadia

    Looking fwd to the film… But oh so nervous that they’ll screw it up…

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  64. Summer

    Love THG!!!

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  65. Brianna

    I really love this series. The idea of a completely dystopian society is so unique in YA literature. Great stuff!

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  66. Stella

    Personally, I like the hunger games book much better, although I’m addicted to all books<3

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  67. Clare

    Gah! I’m so excited for this movie to finally come out!! Team Peeta! Team Katniss! Team Buttercup! Team Lady! Team Greasy Sae!

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  68. Daniel

    Book, please. :)

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  69. Noemi

    I didn’t totally love Mockingjay because it was very sad. However, the cruelty of the events and the sour ending make the story more realistic.

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  70. Crystal

    When I first read Catching Fire I thought it would be good, but it went way beyond my expectations. I was left desperately wondering what was going to happen next. My hopes for the third book were extremely high, but when I read Mockingjay, it didn’t meet my high expectations. For me, the action didn’t pick up until the last 75 pages or so. And when it did pick up, I felt a sense of satisfaction. The ending did leave me wondering how their love would survive considering Peeta wants to kill Katniss sometimes. Overall, I did love the Hunger Games trilogy.

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  71. Steffi

    I love the Hunger Games best triology ever and soon th ebest movie ;D <3

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  72. Jen

    Its the first time a movie series inspired me to read the books so I knew where it came from!

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  73. Juniper48111

    Have fun in Florida!!! :)

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  74. Michelle

    I read all three books in three days. I was so invested in the characters and need to know how the series ended. I really enjoyed the first two books but the third dragged a bit. It also seemed more gory than the other two. I think Collins could have accomplished the full story in two books.

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  75. Jodie

    About “Mockingjay”, it was mostly brilliant, but heart-wrenching! The last part was really disappointing though:(

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  76. Charlene

    I am a reading teacher and I would share the book with my students. I can’t keep copies of the series in my room.

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  77. robinreads

    Oooh! Pick me!

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  78. Fetesha

    I’m rather stoked to see how the books are translated on film.

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  79. RC

    Comment.

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  80. nadeche

    PEETA ALL THE WAYY!!!!! <3
    I was really shocked when he tried to kill Katniss but I've always known that he would be normal again<3 Love Him

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  81. Mical Limcangco

    The Hunger Games Trilogy is so awesome! Can’t wait for the movie! :)

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  82. marian

    I love The Hunger Games, even thought I was not atracted to them easily, once I decided to give them a shot I couldn’t stop.
    I really like the instrospective aspect of it as well as how every feeling is withholded and not completely open (from Katniss POV).
    I didn’t give much credit to the story, untill I read it.

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  83. Chevon

    Gale? Peeta? Katniss all the way! Who needs a guy in the picture.

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  84. Chen Chang

    I love the Hunger Games and I can’t wait for the movie to come out! And I love Peeta :)

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  85. Ashe

    I love love the books, I’ve got my fingers crossed that the movie is going to do them justice!

    I loved Mockingjay even though there was a lot of politics and Collins killed off a bunch of characters I was attached to. I understand why she did it, but…Might have cried a bunch during that book.

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  86. Julia Costa

    I hope I can win, *-*
    Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  87. Louise k

    I can’t wait to see the movie!!! I have a group of 15 people going so far :)

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  88. Rocio

    I had the feeling that Mockingjay was not the best way to end the saga. It’s the one that I enjoyed the least out of the three, although I still liked it.

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  89. Amy

    Looking forward to the movie! :)

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  90. Jonathan Reiter

    I’m gonna read the books first…

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  91. Anna

    I doubt I’ll be seeing the movie on opening night just because no one else I know has read the books/expressed interest in seeing it, so I’ll need time to convince people to go haha.

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  92. Noelle

    My best friend urged me to read this series. Thank god I listened. I absolutely love The Hunger Games.

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  93. faye

    I am that person who will go and see it about six times in theatres :D

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  94. Danielle

    It’s really difficult to choose between Peeta and Gale. I love them both, but Gale was too… militant.

    I enjoyed Mockingjay, but not as much as the first two books. Mockingjay seemed rushed by comparison. It was actually sort of a disappointment.

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  95. Grace Clyde

    I really loved Peeta but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a place in my heart for Gale.

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  96. JDlee

    Somewhat weary about the THG movie although I do have hopes for it. :)

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  97. Ana

    Cant wait for the movie! I will definetly be there, MIDNIGHT!

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  98. Eti

    How exciting to be part of the One Book celebration of The Hunger Games! I wish I could be there for the talk in Sarasota. I adored The Girl Who Was on Fire and can’t wait to see the movie!

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    • Leah

      I’m planning to try to record the talk + slides and upload the result to YouTube– so hopefully I’ll be able to share it!

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  99. Jenn

    I am so looking forward to the movie. Yea!

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  100. Anna

    I love the Hunger Games! :)

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  101. RAP

    I really enjoyed “The Girl Who Was on Fire”–it was full of thoughtful and insightful commentary on the books!

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  102. Claire

    I would love to win!

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  103. Rebekah P.

    “You love me. Real or Not Real?”

    “Real.”

    Team Peeta all the way!!!(:

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  104. Martin Zamora

    I can’t wait for the movie!

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  105. Vikki

    Love the trilogy. Love your books engaging young people in intelligent conversation about literature.

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  106. Keith

    Best novel of the decade? I think so.

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  107. Onanymous

    Can’t wait for the movie!

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  108. Celine

    so excited for the movie!!!

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  109. OMG`

    Can’t wait for the movie :)

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  110. hollisticlit

    I loved these book and couldn’t stop reading them; at the same time, I was disturbed by them. Then I decided that it is a good thing for this video-game-playing, reality-show-watching, war-time generation to get inside the probable world of someone who had to deal with such violence on a real, not electronically distanced, level.
    The final book was initially jarring because it was a departure from her previous pattern and had a qualified happy ending. However, it had a more complete resolution than Collins’s “Gregor the Overlander” series, and characters that have been forever changed by violent circumstances are more powerful and realistic.

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  111. Dinah

    It’s hard to be on either team Peeta or team Gale… there has to be someone out there who isn’t manipulating her constantly! She’s got a whole nation full of those, she doesn’t need it at home too…

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  112. Liz Marraffino-Rees

    About Mockingjay–problem with the book is in it Katniss lost her “foreward drive” so to speak. She seemed to be propelled soley by events until the end. And the last bit in the Capitol City–the part where the rebels are storming President Snow’s compound was strange–she got lost (in the literary as well as literally) in the shuffle/scuffle/battle.

    About “character” of Peeta vs. Gale. They — as were all the characters in the trilogy so terrifically well-drawn. The reader was pulled in completely to their natures, their development, their quandries. Who could choose? Unless you mean which “guy” did I like better–started out with Gale, and then as he devolves into the moral ambiguity framing the whole story, ahd Peeta emerges true to himself throughout, I was drawn to Peeta–ultimately the right choice for Katniss.

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  113. Joi

    Looking forward to the movie; not convinced it will be amazing, but hoping to be proven wrong!

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  114. Mark Metzger

    Comment? This is a comment.

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  115. Ana Vivian Talushllari

    I adored all three books. Wish it never ended. It was brilliant and definitely looking forward to the movie since it looks like they stayed very true to the book.

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  116. Jort

    Just like the Back to the Future movies, I enjoyed Hunger Games series in the order they were released.

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  117. nicolas robinson

    cant wait for it!

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  118. Megan Flahive

    I feel like the Team Peeta vs. Team Gale question is answered quite clearly. In a series, you want the character to grow as a person. Gale, representing an aspect of who Katniss *was*, is not as strong a motivator as Peeta, who represents who Katniss can become. This is not saying that characters don’t sometimes choose to be with the person they started out with, but in that respect, they are maintaining their true identity. Peeta is the chance for growth and healing for Katniss, while Gale is a reminder of old wounds and pain.

    Can I get an amen?

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  119. Desiree

    The hunger games series is just awesome!

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  120. Sarah

    SO excited for the movie! :D

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  121. Nele

    I’m counting the days!
    23 March can’t be there soon enough! :)

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  122. Jamie

    Love the Hunger Games, would love to win the book!

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  123. tina

    So hoping the movie will be done well.

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  124. Mau

    Can’t wait for the movie.

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