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I was positive I knew everything as a teenager…in fact I kind of wish I had that all knowing wisdom back these days because now I’m simply aware of all that I don’t know!!
At the moment however, I’m talking about teens and picking out amazing books…
Earlier this week I laid on you my top 50 running books of all time. Thus if you didn’t already know how much I love to read you probably got an idea, which is why this might surprise you…
I tend to shy away from uber popular books.
- Harry Potter didn’t read it until the last book was out; then I devoured them within a few weeks.
- Twilight nope didn’t read it until the first movie came out and I finally found myself sucked in to the books.
- Hunger Games well you see the pattern now…I didn’t read them because once again I just thought man the hype can’t live up to what they really are…seriously I need to just get with the program a little earlier because once again I was thrilled.
In fact, I listened to the entire Hunger Games series last summer during my long runs! I’ve talked about how a good book can keep you going and this one did it. It helped me get through 18 milers and 22 milers in the 90 degree temps because I had something to look forward to! I wouldn’t let myself listen to it during the week so the suspense drove me nuts.
TEENS KNOW WHERE IT’S AT
I think my new gauge for when to read a series is going to be if teens love it. Right?! They have to be the worlds toughest critics, everything is dumb or stupid and once they’ve decided a series of books is enough to go gaga over it must be a sign something good is there.
Maybe that’s why we all end up loving these books so much though, they aren’t a slice of life, but a complete departure from everything we know. It’s not news or work, it’s a complete and total escape.
It’s love stories that are simultaneously twisted and alluring.
It’s adventures that make us reconsider our own choices.
THE HUNGER GAMES – MOCKINGJAY PART 1
Did you know the series was actually filmed in Georgia?! Things you learn on a long run with new people.
Anyhow the newest movie the Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 is coming out and I can’t wait. How they bring to life the pageantry of the people in the Capitol to the crazy occurrences that come to life in the Hunger Games field are done so well by this team.
For those who haven’t yet read the series or seen the movies (do it you won’t regret it), I would definitely recommend watching the other movies first. You’ll surely catch on, but it’s so much more fun with the whole backstory! Inside Movies does a good job catching you up though.
Are you a fan of Hunger Games?
Do you get put off by things that are uber popular?
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