For this week’s The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence not only transformed herself mentally to play a teenaged survivalist but also physically, in order to accurately portray the masterful hunter and archer that Katniss Everdeen has become.
From Buffy to Lara to Katniss to Tris... female role models are getting past the "pert & feisty" and into the stong & competent. I think that's a good thing. Question for YA librarians: are boys enjoying the many new books with strong female protagonists?
After all, we girls (of a certain age) grew up reading and identifying with strong male protagonists because "boys wouldn't read a book about a girl", so that's all that was on offer. I'm hoping that tide has turned...
OK, I realize this won't be relevant to many schools, but it's cool to know where the horses will come from: "Now nine of their horses will be featured in The Hunger Games Catching Fire! And by the looks of the horses in the picture below they look perfect for the Tribute Parade chariot scene! Not only are the horses getting to be in ..."
"Hunger is Not a Game" - great concept! "Avon school uses 'Hunger Games' as learning tool. They couldn't kill each other, so Avon students and teachers on Friday capped a 'Hunger Games' reading project with a relay race, scavenger hunt and friendly game of Dodge Ball."
The Hunger Games fitness workout FemaleFirst.co.uk The fitness Playground are launching a series of Hunger Games inspired workouts that will prepare 'tributes' for The fitness Playground Hunger Games event on November 9.
Having read both the Divergent and Hunger Games books, we’re eagerly anticipating the new movies for both series. Divergent’s first film is due on March 21, 2014, and Hunger Games’ second movie, Catching Fire, will come out November 22, 2013.
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75 sites are giving away a pair of tickets each, to the movie premiere of Catching Fire (the 75th annual Hunger Games). Of course, you must jump through hoops to enter the contests for any of those tickets, so maybe the odds are with you if you just buy your own ticket! I'll see you at the movie - I've already read the book twice...
For fans who wants to carve their favorite Hunger Games characters on a pumpkin for the Halloween, you should check out the patterns on Ultimate-Pumpkin-Stencils.com. Don't forget to share us photos by sending us an ...
DIY: "The Hunger Games movie characters will definitely be a popular costume option this Halloween. As we know or have probably figured out, there are no officially licensed Hunger Games character costumes."
Math teacher uses the book's popularity to increase student engagemant in math classes! "In the nation of PaulR, boys and girls wait anxiously to learn who among them will become tributes in the weekly Eagle Games."