HungerGamesTrilogy.net’s fan of the week is Amanda. She is 16 years old and she’s from the United States.
1. How did you learn about The Hunger Games?
My best friend bought the book when it first came out and showed it to all of our friends. She was like “Amanda you would love this book!” So I read the last page in the book and opened to a random page (a cave scene) and I knew that I would love it so I bought the book and have been a HUGE fan ever since.
2. If you were born in the dystopian era, what do you think would your life be? Would you be living in one of the districts or would you be enjoying a fabulous life in the Capitol?
I would probably be in one of the districts just because as a person in this era I know I wouldn’t fit in with the people of the Capitol.
3. If your name was called in the reaping and you’d be participating in the Games, which of the tributes from the 74th and 75th Hunger Games will you choose as allies?
Probably Rue, Finick, Johanna, Peeta and possibly a few others. I wouldn’t choose these people because Katniss chose them (or most of them) but because I could look at them and be able to tell how valuable they would be as an asset to me.
4. As a Hunger Games tribute, what would be your skill and strategy to survive?
I’m smart, graceful and athletic so I would probably hide in a tree far away from other tributes until most of them die and I could come out fighting. I’m also good with a bow, of course not as god as Katniss.
5. What do you think of ‘The Hunger Games’ movie?
I thought that it was good for what they could do for a movie. I of course was a little disappointed that it didn’t go directly as the book did but I knew that it would be almost impossible to in any case. But I loved it on its own, when it’s not compared to the book. Although I would have liked to see more action and last longer on the deaths but I know they couldn’t do that and still have it be a PG13 movie.
6. What’s your favorite scene from The Hunger games movie?
My favorite scene would have to be Rue’s death just because it was so emotional and then her dad starts an uprising in District 11. Of course that didn’t happen in the books until Catching Fire but I felt it added a nice touch to the movie.
Each of my friends is a character. On the Far right my friend was Prim but she changed out of her costume. Then we have Foxface, Marvel, Katniss (me), Glimmer (although she isn’t blonde), Rue (although she isn’t black), and Clove.
My Easter Dinner was Tureen of Lamb stew on wild rice with a side of rolls smeared in goat cheese! =D
This is a picture of a wall in my room. If you look there are 6 Hunger Games posters, a picture of the mocking jay pin that has quotes in it, 2 small pictures of Katniss and Peeta that were created when the books first came out (and I used on my cake for my birthday party), I was 2 mockingjay pins and 2 key chains, and 8 bookmarks (4 are magnetic and 4 are not), then I have a Katniss/Hunger Games mug, a Katniss Action figure, my Midnight Premier tickets, and a piece of unchewed gum that is called Clove. Unseen in this photo is my hunger games blanket and 2 pillow cases. Also my ringtone is the mocking jay 4 note whistle! =D
This is a picture of all my other Hunger games merchandise. In the center is an article form my local newspaper that came out the Saturday after the movie came out. On the right we have The Hunger Games Tribute Guide, The Hunger Games Companion, The World of the Hunger Games, The Hunger Pains A Parody, The District 12 nail polish, and 15 training cards. On the left we have The Hunger Games Songs from District 12 and Beyond, People’s Magazine Collector’s Special called All About The Hunger Games, Stars in the Arena: Meet the Hotties of The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Official Illustrated Movie Companion, Us Magazine Hunger Games, and a Hunger Games Charm Bracelet. Not in this picture is my CD for the actual movie since I bought it on ITunes and my 3 books because for the past few months they have not been at my house because everyone at my school wants to borrow them from me because I am the biggest Hunger Games Fan that is at my school!