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i've been seeing the books the hunger games at wal-mart and the companion guide to the movie, does anyone know what the book is about without giveing spoilers?? is the books like narnia or the circle trilogy?? i'll have to see if i can borrow one from the libiary
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See the first two paragraphs here for a general summary of the trilogy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Games

EDIT: I browsed through this page, and there aren't any significant spoilers, so you can read all of this page.
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thank you for for that link, i also went to pluggedin for a short summery as well, i'll have to see if there's a copy of the book at the libiary and skim through a couple of pages and see
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i've been seeing the books the hunger games at wal-mart and the companion guide to the movie, does anyone know what the book is about without giveing spoilers?? is the books like narnia or the circle trilogy?? i'll have to see if i can borrow one from the libiary
No, it's not an allegory. It's a dystopian trilogy.
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Funny that you should mention the literary term "dystopian." Monday night, Carol and I were at small-group fellowship, and I saw that the sub-teenage daughter of one couple was reading the Hunger Games trilogy. I made this the occasion to explain to her the meaning of the word "dystopian." But then I found I was hesitant about recommending older dystopian books for her to read -- because, for a child her age, so many of them are in effect pornographic!!

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i wonder if there is any spiritual meaning at all to The Hunger Games books at all, i skimmed through the first installment book at wal-mart
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Those who've read the books may be able to answer this better or differently, but from what I know of the trilogy, no. My perspective is: it's exploring the ruthlessness of corruption. I was reading some merchandise "propaganda" posters inspired by the books, and I'm assuming the children of the districts are required to put their names into the lottery to be picked to fight, "On penalty of death". That's pretty dark. The Hunger Games world sounds almost like Nazist Germany to me; maybe that's the wrong analogy to use. I'll know more after i see the movie. But I've not read much about the books to really indicate that there's particular "spiritual meaning" to the books.
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