It has been officially announced that on August, 24th 2010, the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy will be released. This following statement on virtually all things Hunger Games including information on the new book, a paperback Hunger Games and the upcoming movie has been released from Publisher’s Weekly: Hunger Games fans have just eight more months to wait: the as yet untitled third...
Lionsgate Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights to a film adaptation of The Hunger Games, which will be produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force production company. Collins will adapt the novel for film herself.
The Hunger Games was received well by critics. In Stephen King’s review for Entertainment Weekly, he said, “Reading The Hunger Games is as addictive (and as violently simple) as playing one of those shoot-it-if-it-moves videogames in the lobby of the local eightplex; you know it’s not real, but you keep plugging in quarters anyway”, but also noted that, “Balancing off...
The cover of The Hunger Games is black, featuring a gold bird with an arrow inscribed in a circle. Except for the addition of the arrow, this is the pin given to Katniss by the Mayor’s daughter, Madge, as the image matches the description of the pin that is given in the book: “It’s as if someone fashioned a small golden bird and then attached a ring around it. The bird is...
The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a rich Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, every year one boy and one girl, between the ages of 12 and 18, from each district are forced to participate in The Hunger Games,...
Origins and publishing history
Collins says that the idea for The Hunger Games came to her one day when she was channel-surfing, and the lines between a reality show competition and war coverage “began to blur in this very unsettling way.” She also cites the Greek myth of Theseus, in which the city of Athens was forced to send young men and women to Crete to be devoured by the Minotaur, as inspiration for the...
The Hunger Games is a young adult science fiction novel written by bestselling author of The Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins. It was originally published in hardcover on September 14, 2008 by Scholastic Press. It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where a powerful government called the Capitol...