Everything You Need to Know About the Hunger Games Trilogy [NOOK Book]

Overview

In 2012, the blockbuster movie The Hunger Games came out, ushering in what many believe will be the next big trilogy of movies for young adults who have made Harry Potter and Twilight pop culture phenomena. Grossing about $250 million in its first 10 days, The Hunger Games was the highest grossing movie of 2012 within its first two weeks.

Author Suzanne Collins already had an impressive résumé before starting on “The Hunger Games.” She’d been...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Hunger Games Trilogy

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Overview

In 2012, the blockbuster movie The Hunger Games came out, ushering in what many believe will be the next big trilogy of movies for young adults who have made Harry Potter and Twilight pop culture phenomena. Grossing about $250 million in its first 10 days, The Hunger Games was the highest grossing movie of 2012 within its first two weeks.

Author Suzanne Collins already had an impressive résumé before starting on “The Hunger Games.” She’d been a writer for television shows such as “Clarissa Explains it All” on Nickelodeon, and she’d penned a successful middle grade series titled The Underworld Chronicles. But it is teen-aged Katniss Everdeen who has been her most enduring character.

Collins was struck with the idea for the series while, oddly enough, channel surfing between coverage of the war in Iraq and a reality show competition. According to a 2008 article in Publisher’s Weekly, Collins said “the lines began to blur in this very unsettling way.” She elaborated in an interview with Powell’s Books: “There’s the voyeuristic thrill—watching people being humiliated, or brought to tears, or suffering physically—which I find very disturbing. There’s also the potential for desensitizing the audience, so that when they see real tragedy playing out on, say, the news, it doesn’t have the impact it should.” This spark of an idea turned into the dystopic “Hunger Games,” where young people are pitted against each other in a reality show competition that takes the concept to its ultimate, brutal conclusion: death.

In the last three years, Collins’s trilogy has made her a bestselling author, but the movie and its sequels promise to bring even more fame to Collins and her books. In Everything You Need to Know About The Hunger Games Trilogy, each book in the trilogy is covered in detail, including the major plots, themes, and characters like Katniss ,Peeta, and Gale. It also includes an introduction explaining the background and inspiration behind Collins’s trilogy, as well as a detailed look at Panem, the nation where the trilogy takes place.

Whether you’re a parent trying to keep up with what your kids are talking about or someone who wants to be able to participate in discussions about the trilogy and the movie, you can get caught up quick with this resourceful guide.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014661119
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 7/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 520,487
  • File size: 37 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Meow

    Buttercup is AWSOME SO IS KATNISS,PEETA,GALE,EFFIE,HAYMITCH,PRIM,CATO,CLOVE,FINNIK,RUE,THRESH,AND CINNA

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    I found this to be a rather interesting read, and succinct overv

    I found this to be a rather interesting read, and succinct overview of the Hunger Games series. Probably isn't a good choice for those who have read the entire series, but worthwhile for those who wish to be able to have a conversation about the series, or prep for the movie (s).

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    ANOMYOUS

    THIS STUNK DONT READ IT AT ALL OR BUY IT FOR THAT MATTER GOOD THING I CAN DELETE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

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    Ilove the movie more than the books...

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