The Forty Third annual Hunger Games, by Moonbeam
Posted December 10th, 2012 by rebecca
A Book Review by Rebec
in Rivendell, the only place in Middle Earth that gets Wi-Fi
Perhaps there is little to say about this. So far as fanfictions go, I prefer this to the actual thing. Something about it is beautiful, the narration is far more honest and the errors seem minor. What errors and mistakes there are mostly consist of grammar. Another fault of this amazing piece is the fact there are few enough. Maybe the narration is not always fully in character, but this is a struggle all writer's must go through. So far, the fight for a well-written character is almost won. There are a couple of minor plot errors that I am not too sure of, but they could be rooted out by a real Hunger Games fanatic in the editing process.
Lydia, our main character, is a lot more likeable than Katniss. She has better morals for a start, which actually works out quite well. We meet her just as she enters the arena, missing out the beginning pieces in the Capitol, which though can be boring, is a shame. It would have been nice to see how Lydia behaved there. However, it would not fit the story we have. Though Lydia seems to be weak, she is a fighter, and uses a mace, which is for a start odd, but also unique, another example of the author's brilliance. Due to Lydia's weakness, she cannot get the mace and ends up climbing a tree, which she has never done before, to escape Careers. One of them is nice and helps her escape, but ends up dead. Lydia kills a Career and drinks his tea. She spares lots of lives, the Gamemakers flood the arena, she gets robbed, and finally, is unconscious at the hands of one of the Careers. Dead? Possible. But I doubt it...
I give this piece four stars not because of poor writing, but because it is simply not my type, and I am certain the writer could have written countless original ideas down. This is selfish. If you like the Hunger Games, you will love this piece. End of story.
For the writer:
What can I say? Get inside your character's heads properly, try and make some of the names less confusing and also please continue. If you have killed Lydia I will be slightly annoyed. These things happen though. Just keep writing, and also write your own ideas.
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