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Investigating The Hunger Games

“Welcome, welcome, welcome! Happy Hunger Games and . . .

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Words cannot begin to express the love I have for this series. Reading them in High School, I originally took the books at face value, but as I grew older and more scholarly, I realized the magnitude of the series itself. Desiring to learn more and investigate this series more thoroughly I wrote my Master’s Thesis on Human Agency within the series. However, this was not enough for me. I researched a combination of over one hundred books, articles, essays, and online forums. I discovered a lack in the scholarship. While many scholars analyzed Katniss Everdeen, Collins’s protagonist, few to none examined other characters such as Prim, Peeta, Gale, Haymtich, Cinna, Rue, or Finnick.

Noting this gap, I wrote a query letter and proposed a book idea to investigate agency throughout this multitude of characters. I am pleased to share that I signed with McFarland & Company Publishing to publish this book in late 2018. While it is still considered a “working-title” with the publishers, I hope to title my scholarly book The Agency Games: A Character Analysis of Human Agency.

Therefore, over the next year, I plan to regularly share Hunger Games themed posts. I hope you enjoy them!

My first Hunger Games themed post will be published tomorrow and will discuss the differences between the first novel and movie!

Let me know, what do you think of The Hunger Games?

Team Peeta or Team Gale?

55 thoughts on “Investigating The Hunger Games”

      1. I’ve never read the books and I’ve only seen snippets for most of the movies. I can’t say I like or dislike them. I watched the last movie and wasn’t really into it.

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              1. You know, I’ve always been interested to know more about human agency, because I’ve read so little about it. I’ve only found out about the term a few years ago.

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                  1. That’s is true. Based on the research that I’ve done, the definition of the term is mentioned briefly but the authors don’t exactly go into detail about what it is when I know it’s supposed to be important.

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                    1. That’s what I’m familiar with too! That’s why I’m my book I have a huge section on what agency is before diving into my analysis! 🙂 I think it’s okay for us authors to spend some time laying the ground work before charging straight in.

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                    2. I couldn’t do it. I’ll be deleting this one, but I’ll still be here on WordPress. I just made a new blog announcement. Check it out when you have time. Thank you, Kayla Ann.

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  1. That is so cool! I loved reading the books in high school and the topic of human agency fascinates me! I can’t wait for more of your thoughts on it! And regretfully I’m team Gale

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      1. it is my pleasure! I choose Gale because He cared about Katniss before it benefited him, it almost hindered him actually, but he loved her anyway.

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        1. He did love her (but Peeta loved her before it benefited him too), but would you say that Gale was the best person for Katniss? In Mockingjay, Gale definitely became corrupted by his desire for revenge.


  2. Congratulations! That is awesome! And I love The Hunger Games! Catching Fire is my favorite book and movie! I’m Team Peeta all the way!
    I think I’m going to start reading the series again now after reading this! haha!

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    1. Hey there! Thank you! I’m rereading the series myself haha. I’m in middle of Catching Fire today. Suzanne Collins really did an incredible job! I posted my movie review compared to the book today in case you’re interested in checking it out 👍🏻

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