It’s the book that grabbed young adult and adult readers alike. It’s the book that Stephen King “couldn’t stop reading” and Stephenie Meyer called “amazing.”
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is now out in paperback. We’ve got the dish on the paperback release, the movie adaptation and the final book in the series — Mockingjay — coming in August. And of course, we’ve got one killer contest just for our SheKnows readers.
The Hunger Games
The hugely popular young adult novel that captured readers of all ages — The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — is now available in paperback! Read on to learn more about the book, the movie coming in 2011, the final book in the trilogy and how you could win a copy and a $100 Visa gift card.
The Hunger Games is the first in Collins’ fascinating trilogy. Just in time for the third book release in August (Mockingjay), you can get started on The Hunger Games series now. And fans will be excited to learn that The Hunger Games is being adapted into a movie for a 2011 release.
So what’s all the buzz about this mesmerizing trilogy? It has topped bestseller charts for weeks — as a #1 New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller and more. Young adults and readers of all ages are gobbling up the first and second books (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire) and pre-orders for the third book, Mockingjay, are off the charts.
About The Hunger Games
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capital surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capital is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capital wins — one more year of fearful compliance with its rules.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
Bottom line: Pick up the first two books and get ready for the third on August 24 — you’ll be hungry for more from Suzanne Collins.
And enter The Hunger Games contest to win this amazing book. The first place prize is a $100 Visa gift card and a copy of The Hunger Games. Five more lucky winners will get a copy of the book.
SheKnows is as hungry for The Hunger Games as you — check out this movie trailer of The Hunger Games:
The Hunger Games trailer
Hunger Games review
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