It appears that another popular novel series will be brought to the big screen! The Hunger Games is a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The first book was released back in September of 2008 and now its first film will premiere in the spring of next year. The story is set in the future (post-apocalyptic era) in the country of Panem which is where the Unites States once was. There are twelve districts in Panem and every year they pick a boy and girl from each district to participate in the Hunger Games which is a televised competition where 24 teens have to fight to death until there is one survivor. This already intense storyline can catch almost anyone’s interest, but it only gets better when you are introduced to Katniss, a 16 year-old girl who volunteers to participate in the game after her younger sister was originally picked. This story has an array of sick and twisted, yet interesting themes such as sacrifice, government control, and controlled-war. Futuristic, controlled societies such as the one displayed in the book Brave New World interest me, so I am very excited for The Hunger Games. I have only looked up information on this series online and through word of mouth and I know there is much more storyline that adds to this intense story! I need to pick up the first book before this movie premieres!
The Hunger Games