The Hunger Games

by pamelawright on August 27, 2012

I remember my 15-year old son saying, “Mom, you gotta read the Hunger Games.”  I didn’t understand why he was so insistent about me reading that book.  I had heard about it and thought, “Oh… that book is too violent for me.”  But, he persisted and it made me curious.  Needless to say I finally got a copy of the Hunger Games and read it for myself.
I was hooked by the end of the first chapter!  I loved that the story was about a 15-year old girl who saved her sister.  That just drew me in.  As I read this book I became more enchanted by the deeper truths hidden in this story.  For months I’ve been mulling over why I like the Hunger Games so much.  Have you read the book or seen the movie?  I know it’s not for everyone.  However, it totally inspired me.
My favorite character is Katniss Everdeen!  Who’s yours?  I was so inspired by her will to survive and determination to succeed.  At the end of the day, courage is so inspiring! 
When I was 17-years old I graduated from high school and joined the U.S. Army so I could save up money for college.  I served on active duty for three years.  I am grateful for that experience because it taught me discipline like never before and it helped me accomplish my goal of going to college.  It was also a stepping stone to my becoming a children’s attorney! 
I have found that things happen in life that make no sense at the time but have come to teach us something.  My Army experience taught me that if you’re willing to do the work you can accomplish your goal and succeed.  Can you relate?  Have you ever wondered why you had to go through something… only to be given the answer later on? 
When the Hunger Games movie first came out, I took my boys to see it on an IMAX screen.  It was so cool!  We all had a great time.  Last week it came out on DVD so we got a copy.  Needless to say, we had a Hunger Games party and happily watched it on our flat screen T.V.! 
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