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Yes, this is pretty much how the first Hunger Games book goes. But it's not as funny in long format.

Reading through this, it's obvious that the poster never read Collins' other work, the Underland Chronicles. It's ostensibly aimed for a younger audience (at least, it's shelved for a younger audience in bookstores and libraries, so make of that what you will), but in the course of five books... hell, five PAGES, you can pretty much expect people to die. They get eaten alive by carnivorous gnats, people! And when they're not dying, people are poor and life just sucks. God I love those books.

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ncp From: ncp Date: March 17th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
Yeah, what's with all the Peeta-hate? It's a book about a dystopia in which kids are forced to kill each other for entertainment! Just go with the love interest the author picked, it's not that important!
conuly From: conuly Date: March 17th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
The love interest is not that important? Who do you think is reading these books?
ncp From: ncp Date: March 17th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC) (Clicky!)
Well, Katniss was clearly conceived as the anti-Bella Swann. She doesn't give a crap about boyfriends. Why should the reader?

(I'm not too familiar with YA literature. Is a tortured love triangle one of the required tropes?)
ksol1460 From: ksol1460 Date: March 18th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
Pretty much.
conuly From: conuly Date: March 18th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
Is a tortured love triangle one of the required tropes?

Yes, unfortunately, and if it's not in there the readers will just make one up, so you might as well mitigate the madness.
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