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The Hunger Pains: A Parody (Harvard Lampoon) - The Harvard Lampoon

 

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I read The Harvard Lampoon's, Nightlight, a few years ago and thought it was worth a few laughs so when I found this in the clearance section, I thought it was worth a try.

Unlike Twilight, I actually like The Hunger Games so I wasn't sure how this would go. However, I freaking loved this book. It was hilarious. Great mix of stupid and clever humor. The names were perfect (Cinnabon, Buttitch Totalapathy). It was like reading Captain Underpants for adults. Hilarious.

Yes, there were jokes made in poor taste (Pita's fatness, the Capital's "tranny" creations), but the book did not rely heavily on such ill-made punchlines. Overall, the book was filled with clever changes and funny critiques of popular YA literature (especially love triangles- what's with all the love triangles?). 

I also surprisingly enjoyed the new ending, probably more than the actual ending. Good read.