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Old 02-07-2012, 02:05 PM
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I hate that having a love triangle happens in most YA (ok and a lot of adult category) books.
^^^YES. I always say, "Poor, poor girl, two amazing guys fighting over you and you can't decide which one to choose. How sad your life is."

It happens TOO often... Movies, books, TV series, it's everywhere.

I'm totally gonna write an awesome novel one day with NO LOVE TRIANGLES.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:57 PM
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Read "The Hunger Games" recently. Just started "Catching Fire" last night. So far, so good. Don't have a lot of free time to read, so I usually take over a week to read something even short like this.

I'm enjoying it so far. I found it slow the first few chapters but once it picked up, "The Hunger Games" was nearly impossible to put down. I'm hoping the last two books are the same.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:21 PM
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I've heard a lot about the Hunger Games. A lot of my friends have been reading it and posting on FB. I'm kind of weary about reading books my friends post. Last time I took suggestions I ended up wasting a couple hours of my life reading Twilight. But I may end up giving in and reading this.
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I've heard a lot about the Hunger Games. A lot of my friends have been reading it and posting on FB. I'm kind of weary about reading books my friends post. Last time I took suggestions I ended up wasting a couple hours of my life reading Twilight. But I may end up giving in and reading this.
It took you a couple of hours to realize that Twilight was crap?
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This. I kind of liked her in the first book but the second and third she started annoying me. MAKE UP YOUR MIND GIRL. Lol. I hate that having a love triangle happens in most YA (ok and a lot of adult category) books. I'm actually stalled in the middle of the third book - I'm just not as into it as I was the first two. /shrug
Oh man. Mockingjay was the one that I.Could.Not.Put.Down. I read straight through the whole thing without taking a break, there was nothing going on in my life that was going to make me stop!


I didn't get too caught up in the love triangle. It was there but I didn't feel like it distracted from the rest of the plot... I was interested in Peeta in a "please don't kill him off" way, but not in a "OMG HE NEEDS TO END UP WITH KATNISS" way.
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I would take Katniss over Bella any day of the week.


Sometimes I wonder where did the arthur get these names from. Katniss? Peeta? It took me quite a while to get use to the name "Katniss".
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I kept waiting for it to get better -.-
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Sometimes I wonder where did the arthur get these names from. Katniss? Peeta? It took me quite a while to get use to the name "Katniss".
Well, it's not like I heard the author say it or anything, but I figured:

Peeta: Sounds like Pita. Like the bread.

Katniss: The plant is basically exactly like the person. Leaves shaped like an arrow, lives in the water, strong roots, AND pretty flowers.

Gale: Dark and stormy. Even a bit destructive.

Primrose: Small, bright, delicate flower.

YA fiction is usually pretty in-your-face with symbolism.
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Yeah, I didn't get that AT ALL. Especially in the second and third books.
It would have been better without the love triangle, if only because I found myself not really caring if she ended up with either one of them . . . it was a pretty inspid love triangle. Which is what you get with forumulaic additions.

But I thought most of her apparent "weakness" in the second and third books had a whole lot more to do with PTSD than it did with genuine romantic problems.
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I always see "Peeta" and think of the Judy Blume series of Fudge books... the baby says Peter's name "Pee-tah" because, well, it's a baby. So I think of somebody who can't say Peter...
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