Book vs. Movie: The Hunger Games

hungergames_bookmovieI read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I also saw the movie because when I finished reading the series, I didn’t want the story to end. I wanted to see the action on screen. To be honest, I was a little disappointed, and I have to say the book was better.

I did like the movie. It just left out some parts I think were very important. For example, Katniss got the Mockingjay pin from Madge Undersee in the book. In the movie, she got it from Greasy Sae. It also left out one of Prim’s pets: her goat, Lady, was not in the movie. Another reason I liked the book better was because the movie was not as interesting. I know that the book is packed with details and you can’t fit it all into the movie, but that’s what made it uninteresting.

In the beginning of the book, it was slow, but when you got into it, it got exciting and fun. It seemed more thrilling when you read it than when you saw it. When I saw the movie it was exciting right from the start, but it seemed to get slower and slower.

That’s why I think the book was better and how I got disappointed, but that is just my opinion. Some readers might love the movie way more than the book because you can see the action of what happened. Which do you like better?

-Sabrina C., 7th grade

One thought on “Book vs. Movie: The Hunger Games

  1. Sabrina- I also read the books and have seen the movie. I also was disappointed. I liked how you included parts in the book that were not in the movie. I recognized those parts from the book and found that they were not in the movie. Hopefully the movie of the second book will be more complete.
    ~Fellow Teen Blogger

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