About The Hunger Games
Discover the dystopian science-fiction novel that has created a tremendous buzz amongst teenagers and adults alike: "The Hunger Games." Written by Suzanne Collins, this novel depicts a brutal, post-apocalyptic world in which 24 teenagers, called Tributes, from the nation of Panem compete to the death in the annual, televised Hunger Games. Readers experience this brutal ritual through the eyes of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who has volunteered to take her little sister's place in the competition. Rife with themes of poverty, oppression, the effects of war, and the media's penchant for violence, "The Hunger Games" resonates with younger and older readers alike. You can buy a new or used copy of the book for yourself, or as a gift for a teen in your life. And once you've finished the first entry, be sure to check out the following two books in Collins' best-selling series, "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay." If you missed the 2012 Golden Globe-nominated film adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence, be sure to get a DVD or Blu-ray copy and experience the intensity. Plus, you can learn more about film and its making with an extra DVD full of bonus material. If you've been a fan of the book and the movie, there's tons of memorabilia from which to choose. Collect action figures of tributes, or trading cards with pictures of the film characters. Or how about hanging a Hunger Games poster signed by the cast on your wall? Show some love for the fandom with a t-shirt, or with an official Hunger Games pin with the mockingjay symbol. Teens interested in the book may also enjoy The Hunger Games board game, although the content may not be appropriate for younger children. Don't miss this powerful story of the hope and courage youth can bring to devastating circumstances.