A summary (Because if we literally covered every possible way in which “The Hunger Games” is better than ‘Twilight’ we’d be writing a book, not an article, and it would still be better written than ‘Twilight’)
Ever since Suzanne Collins’s “The Hunger Games” trilogy arrived on the young adult literature scene, it has been compared to “The Twilight Saga” by Stephenie Meyer. Now that “The Hunger Games” movie is coming out, more and more we’ll be hearing that it is “the next ‘Twilight.’” Not only is this comparison completely illogical and bizarre, but it’s offensive. To compare “The Hunger Games” to “The Twilight Saga” is to suggest that they are at least equal in quality, which is of course preposterous.
We compare apples to oranges. We do not compare apples to moldy, putrefying globs of vegetable matter that hate Christmas and kill puppies for fun. Thus, there can be no comparison between “The Hunger Games” and “The Twilight Saga” because (and I want to make this abundantly clear) “The Hunger Games” is actually – good.
There are those who believe that “Twilight” is a good book. They’re wrong.
Those who believe that the movies based on the “Twilight” books are good are also wrong. And those who believe that there are books based on the “Twilight” movies are wrongest of all, on a number of levels.
We can allow for different literary and film taste. After all, there’s something for everyone, and there must be someone out there (some out-of-their-mind person) for whom “The Twilight Saga” is the be-all and end-all of literary greatness (they’re wrong, of course, but let’s humor them for the sake of discourse). Their high opinion of “Twilight” is valid as far as opinions are concerned, and so we shouldn’t look down on someone simply for their love of “Twilight” (though we do).
No, Twihards are welcome to love “Twilight”. But the moment they imply that the affront to the English language and feminist sensibilities that is their sparkly glorified abusive relationship story is equal to “The Hunger Games”, those of us with fully functioning brains must take a stand.
Ladies, gentlemen, and Twihards: “The Hunger Games” is in no uncertain terms way better than “Twilight” and I’ll tell you why.
Yes! I get so irritated when anyone tries to defend Twilight for being such a poor excuse of “literature” just because it was written for young adults from the perspective of a teenage girl. I believe young readers are deserving of good literature too. I also remember some people going on about how Twilight filled the void in their lives that the Harry Potter books left behind. That was also just ridiculous because again, they are nothing alike. Sometimes I would try and politely steer such people towards Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching books.
Hey again Tumblr. Just wanted to let that I ended up picking up some Hunger Games nail polish at a Sally’s. The Hot Topic here had a pitiful selection of just two bottles. But the girls working there let me know that Sally’s carried the China Glaze nail polish brand too. Sally’s ended up having a better selection and offering bottles for cheaper prices.