Slice of Life 19: Hunger Games

(During March, I am blogging daily as a part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge!)  Special thanks to the hosts of the Slice of Life Challenge:  StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna and Beth.   More Slice of Life posts can be found at  Two Writing Teachers .

For a bit of entertainment this weekend we went to the show and it was especially great because we were together watching this movie series again!

Stunning visual effects!   Are the characters still believable?  And consistent across the first two movies?  How well did the movie capture the contents of the book?

We both agreed that the book was better than the movie.  As bookaholics we may be a bit biased.  Isn’t the book always better than the movie?


Hunger Games?






Catching Fire?














A trilogy to debate. Evan says Hunger Games is the best book of the series.  I say Mockingjay is better. Two different votes – neither wins . . .

Let’s see what the readers say!  Which one is truly the best book?  Which movie is your favorite so far?

Please take this quick 3 item survey (no names will be captured)!  

Click on the survey link here.

Which is usually better:  the book or the movie?  Why do you think so?

8 responses

  1. I have a bumper sticker on my car that reads:
    “Read the book – it’s better.”
    That’s my philosophy – the only exception is To Kill A Mockingbird – Gregory Peck as Atticus, and Scout (can’t remember the actress) brought that movie to life!

    1. Ok, I want one of those bumper stickers.

      I agree with To Kill A Mockingbird because I had no clue what a courtroom looked like and I have to add Gone With the Wind! No background for that either!

  2. I agree that the books are always better. However, I have to also agree that sometimes movies fill in the gaps in our thinking and/or prior knowledge. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all time favorite movies. I have also been able to watch a live theater production of this and it was fabulous!
    I did enjoy watching both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I think the books were fairly well represented when you consider that they are only around 2 hours in length and the books were much longer.
    I loved the quiz. Be sure to post your final results!

    1. Thanks for commenting! What I find interesting is that I love to reread really good books but I seldom watch the movie again!

  3. It was so hard to pick a favorite for the books or the movies. I enjoyed them all. Though as always, the book is better. I do think these movies are better than many book to movie adaptations–maybe because Collins has experience as a screen writer?

    1. I did not know that Collins has experience as a screen writer! Interesting fact! For the length of the books, the movies are done well! (I didn’t say that about Harry Potter!)
      Thanks for commenting and responding to the poll!

  4. […] this week, I used a Google Form to collect reader data about favorites in the Hunger Games book series and in the movies to date.  Here are the […]

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