Hunger Games Reflected part 3, Breaking the Mockingjay

Berit Kjos crossroad.to The third of Ms. Kjos' series in review of the books and movie, Hunger Games Background: The heartless president of the fictional nation of Panem uses the annual "Hunger Games" raise up victorious human "idols" that would unify the masses and distract its hungry slaves. According to his rules, twenty-four youths are chosen by lottery to kill each other until only one is left. And while … [Read more...]

Hunger Games Reflected part 2, The Orwellian Theme Behind the Movie

Berit Kjos crossroad.to The second of Ms. Kjos' series in review of the books and movie, Hunger Games "The techniques of brainwashing developed in totalitarian countries are routinely used in psychological conditioning programs imposed on American school children. These include emotional shock and desensitization... isolation from sources of support [parents], stripping away defenses... and inducing acceptance … [Read more...]

Hunger Games Reflected part 1, What’s so Good about Evil?

Berit Kjos crossroad.to The first of Ms. Kjos' series in review of the books and movie, Hunger Games Amazon Customer Reviews: "Wow! I was barely able to put this book down for a second after the first few pages got me completely hooked.... It's entertaining, and incredibly disturbing all at once. ... The storyline is brutal. ...it's probably one of the most terrifying books I've read in a very long time!" … [Read more...]