I just saw a post about Barbara Park’s passing and I had to make a post in remembrance of this wonderful women. She was the reason I fell in love with reading around a decade ago. Thank you Barbara for inspiring me and countless other children to read, you and your works will be sorely missed.
Barbara died after a long fight with ovarian cancer. If you would like to donate to the charity she helped create to support others who are affected by this terrible disease you can here: http://www.sistersinsurvival.org/
I’m so sad
When the closing credits rolled after the original ‘The Hunger Games,’ I thought to myself “eh, not bad.” But I was in no rush to see the follow-up. When the closing credits rolled after Francis Lawrence’s ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ after I was able to collect myself, I was fully prepared to run out and get a mockingjay tattoo. Over my heart. With the phrase, “I will lay down my life for you, Katniss Everdeen, because you are the first and finest true hero of 21st century cinema.