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How I Came to Write “Discarded Faces”

Recently a reviewer of my YA novel “Discarded Faces” asked what inspired me to write it. The story begins in the late 1970s, a period of rising racial tension, sluggish economic growth, and painful increases in the cost of living. … Continue reading

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An Analysis of the Opening Chapter of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Part Two.

Another important piece of information about the reaping is now dropped on us. We have to be standing in the square at two o’clock waiting for the names to be called out. The reaping has nothing to do with a … Continue reading

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An Analysis of the Opening Chapter of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Part One.

This blog is an analysis of the first chapter of this best selling novel, showing how it works to introduce the main character, the world she grew up in, and the main feature of the plot – the terrifying Hunger … Continue reading

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An analysis of the first chapter of “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, Introduction.

It took me a year to decide what to do with my new blog. I toyed with the idea of making it a political blog, but ultimately I decided to use Daily Kos for that purpose. Besides, I don’t have much … Continue reading

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