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Thursday 13 February 2014
Books Opinion

thoughts on the hunger games: are love triangles killing young adult fiction?

Kezia Lubanszky
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There’s something about the prevalence of love triangles in young adult fiction that doesn’t sit well with me. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not against romance. I love love, Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, Kathy and Heathcliff, Romeo and Juliet. But there’s a big difference between a romance and young adult fiction with romantic subplots….
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Tuesday 26 November 2013
Featured Film

screenshot: is katniss everdeen the new face of feminism?

Emma Nobel
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High expectations are dangerous. Too often it means something you’d been looking forward to, or stood in the line for hours (and paid a small fortune) for, falls hopelessly short. Thankfully the same cannot be said for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and its famous heroine Katniss Everdeen – the series has already called out…
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Monday 2 April 2012

lip lit: ya mini round-up, the hunger games + spoiled

Freya Tomren

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins It’s safe to say the only thing currently rivaling Twilight delirium is the insatiable appetite for The Hunger Games (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself).  After my unfortunate experiment in reading Twilight, I had decided not to read The Hunger Games.  I thought it was going to be in…
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Thursday 29 March 2012

bechdel taser: hungry for some YA movie-time, hold the sap-and-fangs?

Sarina Murray

With the exception of Harry Potter and His Dark Materials, I have remained ignorant of young adult literature. I spent my formative years developing a collection of Buffy serial novels more substantial than nerd-mecca Minotaur’s. But I knew I should read The Hunger Games before the film was released. I’ve had enough conversations about Rowling…
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