The Hunger Games Box Set Giveaway #JointheHGRebellion

by Sarah Ruhlman

The excitement a fan feels when they find out their favorite book series is being turned into a movie, is unmatched to any other entertainment announcement. Finally, you can sit down and enter this world you have created in your mind. The characters will come alive and you can watch as your favorite tales unfold.


But, this reality that a movie adds to a story does not always meet expectations. The journey we have the opportunity to take, by reading the author’s words, is better than anything a movie can create.  Every word we read becomes our own little reality in our minds, that is different from every other person. Making the story more special for us to all enjoy. Especially when the story takes place in a different world, time or universe, such as The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is a series that allows the reader to enter an unknown world and meet these strong characters with extremely complex relationships. Each relationship involves many layers and evokes deep emotion. Our heroine,  Katniss, is faced with many challenges, one being her feelings for the men in her life, Gale and Peeta.

It is easy as a reader to choose sides and have our favorites, in the complex battle for her love. As you journey along with her, you also gain an appreciation for her feelings for each of them.  Being able to hear her thoughts, through her narration and learn what is in her heart, you can better understand the outcomes of situations. As you read these stories, you not only create the settings in your head, but you create the characters. You take what the author gives to you and you have the chance to turn it into anything you can imagine.


The most unique opportunity we gain from reading a story, rather than watching, is the individuality we add. Which is why many series that involve these love triangles like The Hunger Games, have their fans joining teams for whom the main character will end up with. As I read through the games and lived through the pain Katniss and the other players dealt with, I think it’s safe to say most readers join Team Peeta. Reading the story gave me a deeper appreciation for her love for Peeta and I could better understand their relationship.

However, watching the movie, I did not gain the same feelings. Loosing different elements from the act of reading, including Katniss’ narration, I found myself rooting for Gale, fully knowing the outcome. Whether it was the actors they selected or the way they created the scenes I felt drawn to different characters, based on the reality brought to the story by physically watching it. Movies condense the stories, as well.

There is an extreme attention to detail when reading a story and it adds to each relationship. Cutting out some of that detail can have some strictly “movie-goer” fans perceiving the story in a completely different way than the readers. That detail not only gives you a better picture of the story the author set out to tell, you also can gain a fully comprehend the dynamics between each character.

Reading is a gift that we all are lucky to share. Sitting down and leaving your everyday life to travel to these places authors create is an indescribable feeling. Getting lost in a book can bring you so much joy and a better appreciation for the talented writers we have among us. Whether it’s during your morning commute, right before you go to sleep or the seconds your find away between your busy days, grab a new book and enjoy. 

I suggest starting with the Hunger Games series and I’m about to make that a little more possible for one lucky Sarah Scoop reader.  Enter below to win giveaway win a trilogy box-set of The Hunger Games. (US addresses only)


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.  Prize is provided by sponsor. 

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Mindy DeLisi June 14, 2016 - 11:39 am

Big Hungergames Fans in my family!

Laura Grace Andry June 14, 2016 - 1:48 pm

I would like to win because I love this series. I have read these books via library rentals at least twice each and I would love to own them so that I could reread them again and again. Each time I read them I find something new that I didn’t pick up on before.

Dynal Roberson June 14, 2016 - 2:09 pm

I’m trying to encourage my kids to read, they enjoyed the movies so I’m hoping that they will enjoy the books more.

Donna Willis June 14, 2016 - 2:18 pm

myranddaughter loves to read and i encourage her to do so, thanks for the chance

Ken C June 14, 2016 - 2:48 pm

My kids like to have their favorites and the Hunger Games is one of them. Thanks for the giveaway

Ruth Christensen June 14, 2016 - 2:49 pm

My kids love these books

Iliana R June 15, 2016 - 1:01 am

I would love to win because I love the Hungry Games!

cole June 16, 2016 - 5:20 am

i’ve read them all but some were on my kindle. having the hard copies would be great!

Jenifer Tedeschi June 16, 2016 - 9:51 am

Would love for my daughter to read the series! Have been trying to get her to read more but you know teenagers…it’s boring…she can’t say that about these!

Austin Baroudi June 16, 2016 - 6:39 pm

Haven’t read Catching Fire or Mockingjay yet and would love to! Thanks so much for the chance!

julie June 18, 2016 - 3:43 pm

because i’d love to own and re-read the series

imperiosk June 19, 2016 - 4:35 am

Sure i would love tow in it,saw the movies already.

linda June 19, 2016 - 3:29 pm

i’d love to read the books

Amber June 20, 2016 - 2:47 am

I have the books but would love the set in hardcover! Such a huge fan!

Kathy Scott June 20, 2016 - 1:31 pm

My kids read them but I never got around to reading them.

Susan Smith June 20, 2016 - 1:34 pm

I would love to win because I love the Hungry Games!

Breanne June 20, 2016 - 2:08 pm

I borrowed the books from the library so I’d love to own a set of my own!

Amber S. June 20, 2016 - 2:14 pm

I’d love to have copies of these books at home so the kids and I can read them whenever we like.

Terri Irvin June 20, 2016 - 2:46 pm

I would like to win because I read all of the books but my teenage granddaughter has not. I borrowed mine from the Library and I would like her to have her own set so she can take her time and enjoy them.

donna June 20, 2016 - 3:06 pm

because my daughter and i love the books

Jaime Cummings June 20, 2016 - 4:09 pm

I would like to win because I only read the first book and saw all the movies. I would like to finish the set. They can’t really show you everything that happens in the book, when they make it into a movie, so I’d like to get more in-depth and read the entire series. Thanks!

Lisa V. June 20, 2016 - 4:12 pm

I love the movies and books. Would love to have in my stash of DVDs.

AEKZ2 June 20, 2016 - 4:27 pm

I would like to win so that my daughter has the chance to read this series

heather s June 20, 2016 - 4:41 pm

I love the series but haven’t read the books so this is great

MARIA simon June 20, 2016 - 8:11 pm


MARIA SIMON June 20, 2016 - 8:13 pm

my children would love this they are big fans


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