In our last post I asked you all to hypothesize a Hunger Games Island, similar to previous Poptropica islands based on popular books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Wimpy Wonderland. As expected, you came up with some great ideas (and great reasons why it would be a challenge).
As a bonus, I asked you what’s another book series that you’d like to see as a Poptropica adventure. Below is a poll of your answers. There’s no wrong answer, of course, just a survey to see which one of these ideas is the most popular. But wait, you’re saying to yourself, what if I haven’t read one or any of these books? Well, I’ll leave it up to those of you who have read the books to tell us why they’re so cool and sway us to vote for your favorite in the comments below.
Please remember one important rule — DON’T GIVE AWAY THE PLOT! Or any surprises. Just describe the setting and basic premise. Saying ‘the Hunger Games is about a future dystopian society where kids from different downtrodden districts have to fight to the death for the amusement of a rich, elite, totalitarian central government as punishment for rebelling against them many years ago’, doesn’t give away who lives, who dies, or any of the gut-wrenching surprises along the way, but does give you a sense of why a Poptropica island set in that world would be…interesting to say the least.
To Fearless Owl’s point from the previous comments: yes, it’s pretty unlikely the Poptropica creators would make a Hunger Games island, because of its grim and graphic premise. Hunger Games is YA fiction and Poptropica is clearly meant to be middle-grade fiction. (Nothing wrong with MG fiction! The Hobbit, Narnia, and a ton of other classic books are MG.) But I wanted to throw it out there, because Katniss is clearly a very popular character amongst the awesome fans of Poptropica Secrets.
Some of you submitted ideas for TV shows, movies, and video games. I want to focus on books in this post, but those are great ideas for future polls!
Remember, there’s no right answer, so if you submitted something and it’s not popular, that just means that you’ve let others know of a book they need to run out and read! Okay, here we go!
Book #1: Goddess Girls by Joan Holub
I think there should be a Goddess Girls island cuz, I think Goddess Girls are cool, and it also might be fun to help Athena at MOA (Mount Olympus Academy). – submitted by Grey Feather
Book #2: Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio – submitted by Wild Star
Book #3: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Ms. Rowling set a vast, detailed stage for her books. In fact, the island wouldn’t even have to follow the narrative of the books with the player accompanying Harry. It could just be an adventure at Hogwarts, in which I know I would be interested. – submitted by Fearless Owl
Book #4: Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett
I loved those books when I was a kid. – submitted by Cool Smarticle
Book #5: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I think that would be an awesome island because it’s a popular book for one thing and you could help Eragon along on his quest to avenger his uncle. They could always tone down the gore amount though and change the story slightly to make it more suitable for any little kids that play poptropica. – submitted by Purple Comet
Book #6: Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
That island would be a ton of fun to. I know they did the Mythology thing before but still. Like you could help Percy, Annabeth, and Grover on their quest for the Lightning bolt and follow Percy on his adventures before he arrives at camp. – submitted by Purple Comet
Book #7: Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer
It’s rare that I am going to fing someone that has read the books, nevermind love them as much as I do, but I cannot express how much I enjoyed these books. They are so…vivid. Making it into an island will be hard (and supporters if my idea), but I just want to see if anyone else loves these books as much as I do.
Book #8: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The wizard of oz because thats an old classic everyone loves. – submitted by Red Lion
Here’s the poll: