Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Hunger Games Week!

If you hear that high-pitched squealing sound, it's my inner 13-year-old girl going bonkers over the soon-to-be released Hunger Games movie. I, like millions of you, am a huge Hunger Game triology fan. I love Twilight, too, but come on, let's be real here. We all know in a showdown, that Bella wouldn't last five minutes against Katniss. For Katniss, it's not about pining over boys, it's about kicking butt. As the mother of two girls, I really do have to admire that.

Besides, have you SEEN the Hunger Games trailer? Says it all.

For those of you who don't know, I wrote an essay on the Hunger Games for Smart Pop's book The Girl Who Was On Fire (Most Awesome Assignment Ever). If you head over today, you'll find my essay up for 24 hours and can read it free! But if you haven't read the rest of the book, you should buy it. It's a must-read for every Hunger Games fan.

Pop Smart will also be releasing special movie-related essays. I'll be writing about science and the special effects of the movie. That means when I'm waiting in line to get into the movie theater Friday night, I'm actually "working." Did I mention I have the best job on earth? You know, not to rub it in or anything.

So, in summary, Happy Hunger Games Week!

And I haven't forgotten you Bard fans. I still have a few bookmarks to give away, so anyone who's interested, just email me your A Tale of Two Proms receipt and I will send you a signed bookmark!


Snyder Sensei said...


Just finished reading your essay in "The Girl Who Was On Fire". Had come parallel thoughts while I re-read the first book and am watching the movie again tonight with friends to further explore the moral implications of where scientific (genetic) engineering can take humanity.

I wanted to ask your permission to share parts of your essay in my classroom (I teach and always try to connect to students by meeting them where they are at).

Thanks for sharing your ideas and relating them in a way that even teens can learn to read between the lines and have some original thought about something with substance, rather than subscribe to some reality-themed romance sub-plot been-there-got-the-TEAM-_______(enter person here)-T-shirt!

I look forward to discussing this further!

Snydersensei :-) (a.k.a. Stacey)

Plan B said...

Hi there!

You absolutely have my permission to share the essay! Also, I'm not sure what kind of tech options you have in the class, but I've been known to Skype (video conference) with classes before. If you'd like to do that where they can take to a live author on the screen, I'm happy to do that as well!

Just give me shout at

All best,