How do I love thee, Suzanne Collins

10 Oct

How do I love thee, Suzanne Collins? Let me count the ways.

I love thee for the micro tension thy weave into every line

for characters both dark and light

for a heroine complex in her flaws and grace.

I love thee, Suzanne Collis, for thy setting descriptions

for the psychology of a soldier’s mind

themes of war and sacrifice

for parallels to our own gluttonous society

for including the fallout of a revolution.

I love thee, Suzanne Collins, for keeping your promises to the reader

for ending chapters with arrows through vital organs

high stakes of survival, never forgotten,

for twisting your plot and killing your darlings

for breaking your heroine and leaving her broken.

I love thine ending lines.

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3 Responses to “How do I love thee, Suzanne Collins”

  1. Amy August 31, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Laura, I don’t know how/where to find the right place to put this, but here ’tis: my 15 year old friend is an extremely reluctant reader who’s had a difficult time finding anything she likes to read. I gave her Counting Backwards and she stayed up until midnight finishing it the same day! You have touched one girl’s life forever…Thanks. You are now the sole author she hearts!

    • lauralascarso September 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

      Amy, I’m so glad your friend liked it. This is the reason I wrote it. Your comment made my week!

  2. Caitlin Scott Ellis January 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Love love love this!

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