Dear Suzanne Collins,
used to view life as an anthill. Any mean kid with a magnifying glass could
walk on over and burn an ant and it was fine. At the time I didn't realize how
harmful that could be. I didn't understand how even though it was just child's
play, it was wrong. I had yet to understand the power of death. Then my teacher
recommended your book, The Hunger Games.
heard how the capitol forced kids to kill each other and I was horrified. As I
read on, I felt sadness toward all the people and allies who died in the arena,
hatred to all the people from districts like one and two, and anger towards the
capitol for doing such a despicable thing. It made me consider that maybe life
was like a jewelry store. Everything is precious, and when something is
destroyed it is costly.
made me consider the better side of life and see the innocence in all people.
But, she also made me see how poorly some people are treated and how hateful
other people can be. It made me think about how something so childish such as
burning an ant or as horrible as kids killing each other, are both equally
stupid and wrong. Just because something is smaller than you, or poorer than
you, or even not as smart as you, doesn't mean you shouldn't appreciate their
life. I appreciate all life more now and I realize the value of it.
for your inspiring book.