About a month ago, I was inspired by an idea for creating a timeline for the HG books. As a visual learner, I felt that something that anyone could reference easily for the details on when certain events happened. So, I began going through the book, and what follows is a timeline based on the first book (page references are from the paperback edition).
My thanks to the always wonderful @mtk4fun and @norbertsmom for looking over and helping me correct mistakes and improve the details. You both are the best!
Other times he brought his son in his true form and they would play as all children do, carrying on in a language all their own and exchanging little presents, as simple and profound as a pretty rock, a perfect flower, or a fallen feather.
“ -The Huntress and the Honey-God: A Tale of Blind Love
A small tribute to @porchwood from my heart. Thank you for all your perfect and enchanted stories, they never fail to brighten my day and make me smile. <3
There’s a popular book on screenwriting by Blake Snyder called Save the Cat! The title refers to a storytelling strategy where you show the audience that the protagonist is someone to root for by having them do something good early on in the story, like saving a cat. It doesn’t need to relate to the rest of the plot, just gets us to like the hero.
Suzanne Collins used to be a television writer, and I wonder if she was commenting on Save the Cat! with the first chapter of The Hunger Games (which was published a few years later).
On the first page of THG, Katniss almost drowns a kitten. We know this fact about her before we even know her name. A few pages later, Katniss actually does kill a cat, one that was friendly and seemed to take a special liking to Katniss.
Katniss isn’t always easy to like, and I think Collins wanted our feelings towards her to be complicated. So she killed the cat.
Summary:The Mockingjay’s birthday has been declared a national holiday.
“What?” I nearly shout, clutching the paper tightly in both hands.
From the table, Peeta looks up from a drawing he’s been working on for the last hour. “Hmm?” he asks absentmindedly. I don’t answer, still too absorbed in the letter to process a response. This, ironically, captures Peeta’s full response as he forgets the drawing on the table. “Katniss, what is it?” he asks more urgently.
I didn’t even know how to begin to respond. “They… they’re turning my birthday into a national holiday. In honor of me.” Finally, I manage to tear my eyes away to look at him.
Tutti noi vogliamo qualcuno…
-Qualcuno che ci ami, come Piton amava Lily.
-Qualcuno che ci difenda, come Tris che ha cercato di difendere fino all'ultimo i GD (geneticamente modificati)
- Qualcuno che ci dica cosa sia giusto e cosa sbagliato , come il grillo parlante con Pinocchio
-Qualcuno che ci sorrida ogni mattina perché è felice di vederci, come Katniss con Prim
- Qualcuno con cui piangere, sfogarci e urlare…come Daniel con Fermin
- Qualcuno con cui scherzare e che accetti tutti i nostri difetti, come Belle con Tremotino
-Qualcuno che non ci giudichi per le scelte che facciamo e che le capisca, come Sofonia con Abramo il mago
-Qualcuno con cui fare a pugni, come Marcus con Harry
-Qualcuno che non ci dimentichi, come Mercedes con Dantes
-Qualcuno che si scusi per il male che ci ha fatto e capisca dai suoi errori, come Darcy con Elizabeth