The Hunger Games series is a dystopian novel trilogy written by the American novelist Suzanne Collins. Dystopian novel is a novel that tells about a community that is not covered and even scary. with some features such as dehumanization, authoritarian/totalitarian rule, environmental disaster, and so on.
The is a dystopia in Panem, a country of 12 districts in various states of poverty, under wealthy Capitol government. Every year, children from the area are selected to participate in an annual mandatory television death show called The Hunger Games.
In order to intimidate the population and control future rebellions by remembering the past rebellion, each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem.
The story in this series centers on the young characters of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, who are participants of the Hunger Games representing their district.
The Hunger Games series consists of 3 pieces sequentially starting from The Hunger Games book release in 2008, followed by Catching Fire book release in 2009, then closed with Mockingjay book release in 2010.
The first two books in the Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games, and Catching Fire are New York Times bestsellers and all include Mockingjay’s books in the US bestsellers when they launch.
All the stories in the series have been developed into a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. The story of Mockingjay’s book is made into 2 parts film.
Suzanne Collins has created a new phenomenon worldwide with The Hunger Games. This is expected to surpass the success of Twilight, maybe even be the next Harry Potter.
The world is dark and violent and painful. But there is hope. That’s why this story is so interesting.
The Hunger Games does this. Not in an idealist way, but in the right way.
The ability of Suzanne Collins to stretch word for word is able to bring the emotions of its readers in an atmosphere of tension, emotion, and joy.
Collins knew exactly what he was doing. And modern writers will do well to follow in his footsteps, at least in part.
In an NPR poll of 100 teen novels conducted in August 2012, the series hunger games came second after serial Harry Potter.
By 2014, this trilogy has sold over 65 million copies in the U.S. (more than 28 million copies of The Hunger Games, over 19 million copies of Catching Fire, and over 18 million copies of Mockingjay). The Hunger Games trilogy has been sold in 56 countries in 51 languages to date.
The Hunger Games Summary
The Hunger Games series tells the story of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen from district 12. She is a volunteer hunger game participant replacing Primrose Everdeen, her younger brother chosen to follow the game.
As happens every year, at the 74th Hunger Games, the Capitol randomly selects two children to represent each district, one boy and one girl, each aged between 12 and 18 years.
The rules of the game are very simple: 24 children from all participating districts are forced to kill each other until only one is left. and Panem residents are required to watch the live broadcast of the game.
From District 12 selected boy named Peeta Mellark. Katniss and her male partner, Peeta, will be pitted against the representatives of other, larger and stronger districts, some of whom have trained all of them for the rest of their lives.
Katniss and Peeta were then taken to the Capitol, undergoing intensive training to face the brutal game.
They were guided by Haymitch Abernathy, a former Hunger Games winner from their district, who became an alcoholic and a pessimist.
Katniss always tried to fight justly in the arena, even befriended a twelve-year-old teenager named Rue who reminded her of her sister.
When Rue was killed, Katniss wore flowers around her body to show grief and protest against the Capitol.
Gamemakers then changed the rules so that there are two winners from the same district.
Although Katniss initially thought Peeta was working against him, it finally became clear that he had been trying to protect her, and Katniss set out to find Peeta.
He found a severely wounded Peeta. She’s dying, but Katniss can get the medicine she needs and keep her healthy.
They eventually returned to the lake to satisfy the Gamemakers’ need for a fight, but were shocked and horrified to see a group of mutants. They are half wolf, half human and part of the participant who has died. The mutants chased them.
When all other participants have died, the regulatory changes are suddenly revoked. Katniss and Peeta decide to commit suicide together, so there is no winner.
Eventually, the capitol prevented Katniss and Peeta from committing suicide and deciding both of them as winners.
Hunger Games Author
Suzanne Collins (born August 10, 1962) is an American television writer, better known as the New York Times best-selling author of The Underland Chronicles and the Hunger Games trilogy.
Suzanne Collins Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1962. The youngest of four siblings, Collins’s family moved from place to place with his father’s duties as an Air Force officer.
Collins began his career in 1991 as a writer of children’s television shows. She works on several television shows for Nickelodeon, including Clarissa Explains It All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear, and Oswald.
His life as a book writer began after meeting James Proimos, a successful children’s book author. It was Proimos who directed Collins to try to write a book.
After proving himself as a talented children’s television writer, Collins published his debut book, Gregor the Overlander, the first edition of the series The Underland Chronicles.
In 2008, the first edition of The Hunger Games series was published. His Hunger Games book trilogy later became a series film starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.
As a result of the popularity of The Hunger Games, Collins was named Time magazine as one of the most influential of 2010.
In March 2012, Amazon announced that Collins had been the best-selling Kindle writer of all time, Collins has written 17 of the top 20.
List Of Suzanne Collins Books
The Underland Chronicles
- Gregor the Overlander (2003)
- Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (2004)
- Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (2005)
- Gregor and the Marks of Secret (2006)
- Gregor and the Code of Claw (2007)
The Hunger Games trilogy
- The Hunger Games (2008)
- Catching Fire (2009)
- Mockingjay (2010)
- Fire Proof: Shelby Woo (1999)
- When Charlie McButton Lost Power (2005)
- Year of the Jungle (2013)
Suzanne Collins Interview
Suzanne Collins on the Vietnam War Stories Behind The Hunger Games and Year of the Jungle
The Hunger Games movie
The Hunger Games is a 2012 post-apocalyptic science, fiction, action film directed by Gary Ross and based on a novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. This is the first installment in The Hunger Games movie series.
Although there is little differences between the game’s hunger book and the movie, the core of the story remains the same, based on the story in the book.
The Hunger Games movie series comprises four science fiction dystopian adventure films based on The Hunger Games trilogy book.
Movies produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, distributed by Lionsgate. Scenario created Collins collaborated with Ray and Ross
Gary Ross directed his first film, with filming taking place in North Carolina.
Whether the book or the movie The Hunger Games including rating PG-13. There Is not for kids, cause some of the content may be inappropriate for children under 13 years old. It’s full of bloodshed and adult themes.
It’s like teenagers who kill each other as a form of entertainment for futuristic dystopia, where the government controls the population through forced sacrifice.
The Hunger Games Film Series
The first three films set records at the box office.
- The Hunger Games (2012)
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), The films, including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
The Hunger Games Cast :
- Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
- Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
- Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
- Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
- Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
- Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
- Donald Sutherland as President Snow
- Lenny Kravitz as Cinna