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BATTLE ROYALE!!!!!!!!!!!*SPOILERS*
« on: April 15, 2012, 11:48:00 AM »

I love this book so far and I want to use this thread to praise it and also to rant on how Suzanne Collins seems to have copied it(yes I know how she claims to have never heard of it, but frankly that's a load of crap that anyone can see is a lie when you read both the series)
SIMILARITIES SO FAR:

The kids kill kids premise

Katniss and Peeta must compete in the Hunger Games two years in a row; a character in Battle Royale is revealed to have been in the Program(their name for the killing contest) the year before as well as the currentyear(he transferred schools as required after his first victory)

There are crazy killer kids, Cato and Clove in Hunger Games; Battle Royale also has one boy and girl that are ruthless killers(keep in mind that unlike in HG, BR's characters are all normal school children)

There is Foxface in the Hunger Games who is sneaky and can steal things; There is a boy character in Battle Royale who is almost exactly like this(we aren't even introduced to him until over halfway through the book, that's how sneaky he is)

And finally, the clincher, in Hunger Games Katniss becomes a symbol of rebellion and a leader for rebels against their government; In Battle Royale's sequel(the movie, there is no literary continuation of the series) the survivor of the last Program becomes a leader in a rebel group against their government.

I love Hunger Games, so when I found out for myself just what all the other Battle Royale fans were complaining about I was shocked, disappointed, and very angry with Collins. I would like for this to be just coincedence, but there are too many similarities.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 11:47:16 AM »

Bump for Allie to find this!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 12:13:03 PM »

I love how you bumped this just for me. xD

I'll hopefully finish the book tomorrow. Probably not though, since I'm going to The Magic Time Machine after school for my birthday.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 12:14:27 PM »

I remember seeing the name Kato in BR... Not one of the kids, but the people running it or whatever. I was like WHAT THE PINEAPPLE HELL when I saw it. :p
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 01:12:03 PM »

Oh yeah! I forgot to put that in my rant!!! HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY!!! The Magic Time Machine sounds cool what is it? Oh and on the topic of BR, how amazing was that whole chapter with Megumi and then Mitsuko?!? That was such a scary movie moment with the cell phone!
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 08:33:50 PM »

Thanks. c: The Magic Time Machine is this resturaunt, every table has a different theme, all the people that work there wear Halloween costumes. It's supposedto be really cool. :D oh my gosh, I loved that chapter! c:
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 09:17:39 PM »

It's actually not that unlikely for that to happen. Cato is a Roman name, and she was making it all Roman-esque. The idea of killer kids - well... if you've got kids killing each other, that's obviously going to develop. And almost EVERY dystopia has a kid rising up to start a rebellion.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 09:48:20 AM »

True, these are just similarities we've noticed. But I did leave out something crucial in my clincher. Even though I did say spoilers I didn't want to spoil this for readers. Allie will know what I'm talking about when she finishes.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 11:29:36 AM »

I didn't get to read much today. D:
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 11:36:41 AM »

NO!!!! Tomorrow is our first day for EOCs so I will be reading A LOT!
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 11:41:37 AM »

I wont be reading much tomorrow. Rotations. Dx
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 12:05:13 PM »

I'm actually thinking of rereading Battle Royale just for the extra time I have because of the EOC. And yes, I'm getting some BR withdrawals and I'm a little obsessed.
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 12:11:18 PM »

Nice xD
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 12:15:24 PM »

It's because I read the book in about 4 days. I rushed it because I couldn't wait to finish and to watch the movie( which I had to endure sitting on my dresser for 2 days while I finished the book)
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 12:51:52 PM »

Ah, okay
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