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Here’s some thoughts from i09 on why they think The Hunger Games is way better than Twilight. Here’s a little:
Next year, The Hunger Games movie series begins and the Twilight movies end. It’s sort of a passing of the tween torch, from vampire angst to post-apocalyptic deathmatches. And no doubt, Hunger Games will be hoping to capitalize on the Twilight audience.
But the truth is, Hunger Games is light years better than Twilight. And let’s hope that Suzanne Collins’ dystopian saga becomes more popular on screen than Stephenie Meyer’s vampire romance. Here are all the reasons why Hunger Games fills Twilight full of arrows and then lights it on fire.
In case you’ve missed both books, here’s a quick synopsis. In Twilight, vampires and werewolves are real, and a girl named Bella falls in love with a mysterious vampire, eventually marrying him and bearing his half-vampire baby. In The Hunger Games, it’s a horrible oppressive future and the evil government forces people in the “Districts” to send two young people as “Tributes” to compete in an arena of death, to remind them of the costs of rebellion. A young girl named Katniss fights in the Hunger Games and eventually becomes a symbol of defiance.
Go here for a break down of the differences. Do you agree?
Famous Pick has put together ten books for the Twi-hards out there desperate for something new to read. I was surprised to find that I have read four of the books on the list and I would recommend them all. Those books are:
- I Capture the Castle By Dodie Smith
- Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier
- Dracula By Bram Stoker
- Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte – I still love this book -give it a try.
Sales of Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s classic gothic novel set on the Yorkshire moors, have quadrupled over the last year thanks to its appearance in the cult teenage film Twilight.
The Twilight books have helped to launch a whole new category of publishing – “paranormal romance” and some are trying to cash in by repackaging the classic book to appeal to fans of such novels. In Twilight the lead character Bella quotes Wuthering Heights and compares her love for the vampire Edward with Cathy’s passion for Heathcliff and this has created more demand for Emily Bronte’s great work.
Read the article on the Telegraph site.