Book of the Month Poll – May 2020

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Fast Paced & A Brilliant Conclusion | Review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

By Cynthia Ayala

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth

Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.

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A Haunting Action Film | Review of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

Mockinjay Part 1 is the third film in The Hunger Games series that follows one Katniss Everdeen as she discovers the truth about District 13 and the rebellion forces. With Peeta held captive by the Capital, his loyalties and Katniss’ are put to the test as they brainwash him and Katniss fights for him. Continue reading A Haunting Action Film | Review of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

A Fearless Exploration on Social Structure | Cyn’s Book Review of Divergent (Divergent, #1)

By: Cynthia Ayala

A review of Veronica Roth’s novel “Divergent” exploring the uniqueness of the novel, writing and the theme of identity versus social structure.  Now, does this novel live up the hype that has turned it into a bestseller, or is it, at best, a mediocre take on the dystopian genre?

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt Based on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Starring: Jennifer La  wrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci & Donald Sutherland A year has passed for Katniss Evergreen, but the nightmares of The Hunger Games that she was forced to participate … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Casts Jeffrey Wright As Beetee

By: Katey Rich Jeffrey Wright, the character actor and theater veteran who seemingly shows up in every other movie, has become the latest– and quite possibly the last– actor added to the massive lineup for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lionsgate announced today that they’ve cast him as Beetee, the former tribute from District 3 who has knowledge about electronics that becomes very, very valuable … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Casts Jeffrey Wright As Beetee

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finds Its Cashmere

By: Kristy Puchko Whether or not you’ve read Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular YA trilogy, the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games made clear that not all the districts of Panem are equal when it comes to their tributes’ chances in the Capital’s cruel competition. While the film’s romantic leads, Katniss and Peeta, scraped by in the squalid District 12, Districts 1 and 2—known for industries … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finds Its Cashmere