A to Z Challenge: Girl on Fire by Apfelgriebs

Posted April 8, 2016 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!

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It’s impossible to go through pages of fanart and not see at least 20 of this book popping up. It became huge after the movies came out! Want to know a pet peeve of mine? I hate it when you’re reading the back of a book and the summary start out with “For fans of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones”. Why? Why do people do that? I mean I’ve been known to compare books in a review or when I’ve recommending to someone but to print that on the back of the book where all I want to know is what the book is about? Come on guys. I notice it a lot with The Hunger Games. They mention it on every dystopia book ever even when they aren’t anything alike.

 

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Here’s a gorgeous digital painting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This piece was done by Apfelgriebs on DeviantArt.  My favourite part is the colours. I love how everything has an orange/red tint to really push the whole “Girl on Fire” thing. I also love how most of the painting is blurry or out of focus except her face and mockingjay pin. It really makes them stand out from the rest of the painting.

hunger gamesAbout The Hunger Games

Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”

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One response to “A to Z Challenge: Girl on Fire by Apfelgriebs

  1. randommusings29

    I love The Hunger Games and I totally agree, it drives me crazy when so many other books are compared to it and none are anything like it! The drawing is amazing, that is one talented artist!
    Debbie

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