The Hunger Games: Differences Between Book And Movie

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Did you know that "The Hunger Games" series is Amazon's biggest selling book series ever? "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins is very different from the movie. Katniss Everdeen lives with her mom and her little sister, Prim, in District 12. Each year, every district has a reaping, where they choose one boy and one girl to go fight with the other 11 districts to the death. It is important that you read this essay because the many differences between the film and the book could make you think about "The Hunger Games" in a new way. "The Hunger Games" movie and book not only have many differences, but there are also parts that were left out of the movie, and scenes that were never in the book. There are many differences between "The Hunger Games" book and movie. To start off, in the book, Prim's cat, Buttercup, is a filthy yellow color. The author wrote, "Prim named him Buttercup, insisting his muddy yellow coat matched…show more content…
One part that was left out of the movie was the mayor's daughter, Madge. In the book, she plays an important role by giving Katniss her mockingjay pin, Madge asks her to wear it as she "holds out the circular gold pin that was on her dress earlier." (Collins 38). In the movie, however, Madge is left out. Another part that was never in the movie was when the mutts came out. In the movie, they are just a cruel finale for the game makers to enjoy, but in the book, they take on the eyes and hair of the fallen tributes. Katniss says, "It's them. All of them. The others. Rue and Foxface and... All of the other tributes," (Collins 334). Also in the book, towards the end, Peeta loses his leg from a agonizing wound, whereas in the movie he never loses his leg. The text states that Katniss didn't know when "Caesar asks Peeta how his "new leg" is working out." (Collins 368). Even though the movie left some things out, it also added new scenes that were never in the
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