Starting with a Top Five Wednesday! And it's Hunger Games themed this week which is great since I'm hosting a read-along over at my Instagram. Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Lainey and you can check out the future themes here. Check out my favorite moments from the books and movies bellow!
- The Meadow Song
One of my favorite parts in The Hunger Games is when Katniss sings the meadow song to Rue. Its very sad and heartbreaking but I feel like we get really personal with Katniss. I cried so much when I saw it in the theater. Jennifer Lawrence played it perfectly.
Deep in the meadow, under the willow
A bed of grass, a soft green pillow
Lay down your head, and close your sleepy eyes
And when again they open the sun will rise.
Her it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daises guard you from every harm
Here you dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you."
- The Cave Scenes (Do I love Peeta or not)
I loved all the cave scene moments/scenes. It was frustrating though since all of us knew that Peeta was being honest and Katniss didn't know. My favorite moment though was when they talked about the first day of school.
"Peeta, you said at the interview you'd had a crush on me forever. When did forever start?
Oh, lets see. I guess the first day of school. We were five. You had on a red plaid dress and you hair... it was in two braids instead of one. My father pointed you out when we were waiting to line up.
You father? Why?
He said,'See that little girl? I wanted to marry her mother, but she ran off with a coal miner.'
What? Your making that up!
No, true story. And I said,'A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could've had you?' And he said,'Because when he sings...even the birds stop to listen."
Catching Fire is my favorite book form the trilogy. I could pick five moments that I love just from it but I wanted to share moments from all three.
- Every Finnick Scene There Ever Was
Finnick. Everybody loves him and I could have killed Suzanne Collins after I read Mockingjay. Seriously. But I loved how Katniss didn't fall for him like every other girl and they were just friends. In Catching Fire she talks/thinks about his costume and how it does't cover much, his obsession with bread and her genuine surprise when she finds out he loves someone like Annie and hes not as shallow as she though. My favorite moment though is when they get the ointment.
"'Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in you life you haven't looked pretty?,' I say
'It must be. The sensations completely new. How have you managed it all these years?' he asks.
'Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it,' I say.
'Not if I keep looking a you,' he says."
- When Katniss Realizes She Can't Live Without the Boy With the Bread
The beach scene. When Katniss realizes that if Peeta was gone she wouldn't be able to get through it. He means so much more to her then she thought. And this scene was just full of feels.
"'No one really needs me,' he says, and there no self-pity in his voice. Its true his family doesn't need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on. I realize that only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.
'I do,'I say. 'I need you.' He looks upset, takes a deep breathe as if to begin a long argument, and that's no good, no good at all, because he'll start going on about Prim and my mother and everything and I'll just get confused. So before he can talk, I stop his lips with a kiss."
- Katniss Fighting to Get Peeta Back
And then you have Mockingjay. Every time I read this book I cry and it's just so hard to get through. So much happens and it's upsetting but there where still moment that I loved. Like when Peeta asks Katniss if her favorite color is green and Katniss responds.
"A few minutes before four, Peeta turns to me again. 'You favorite color... it's green?'
'That's right.' Then I think of something to add. 'And yours is orange.'
'Orange?' He seems unconvinced.
'Not bright orange. But soft. Like the sunset,' I say. 'At least, that's what you told me once.'
'Oh.' He closes his eyes briefly, maybe trying to conjure up that sunset, then nods his head.'Thank you.'
But more words tumble out. "You're a painter. You're a baker. You like to sleep with the windows open. You never take sugar in you tea. And you always double-knot your shoelaces.'
Then I dive into my tent before I do something stupid like cry."
And there are my five favorite Hunger Games moments. I don't know how I'm going to make it through part two. I'm going to be a sobbing mess. I honestly can't believe it's been four years since I picked up the first book and decided to read it. #cries