Survey for Divergent fans

Louise Freeman is conducting another survey on empathy, this time for fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series.  Please help out by going to this link and answering 15-20 minutes worth of questions.  Anyone 13 years old or older and a native speaker of English is eligible!  Many thanks!

“Heavensbee? Heavensbee?” On the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sad news this morning that Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Hunger Games‘ movie franchise’s Plutarch Heavensbee was found dead this morning at the age of 46,  of an apparent drug overdose. Our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

Mr. Hoffman had received many accolades for his film roles and his portrayal of the Gamesmaker-turned-revolutionary was one of the many welcome additions to Catching Fire. He had been set to reprise the role in Mockingjay.

I don’t know how far along the filming for the first Mockingjay was, but it will be interesting to see how the filmmakers cope with the loss.  Recast the role?  Kill off the character, perhaps introducing his assistant Fulvia Cardew to take his place as Propos-maker in District 13?  Even more interesting would be to take one of their other popular Capitol figures, like Claudius Templesmith or Caesar Flickerman and have them turn traitor and join the revolution as part of the rebel’s PR team.

Can anyone think of any other creative solutions?  This is certainly a bigger challenge than the loss of “Crabbe” for Deathly Hallows, Part II.

Update: Lionsgate has released a statement that Hoffman’s work on the Mockingjay films was nearly complete. So, perhaps the filmmakers will be able to piece it together, a la Brandon Lee in The Crow.

Which Hunger Games Character are You?

OK, Hogpro regulars, take the Quiz and share! I am Prim.

Food for thought

Top Nine Signs you are living in a Young Adult Novel. I’d add a tenth….  you google your name and you turn up on Hogwartsprofessor!

Allegiant Wins Goodreads 2013 YA Fantasy of the Year Award

It may have disappointed many fans, but Allegiant still racked up enough votes to win Goodreads’ Young Adult Fantasy book of the year award.