The Hunger Games: Everything We Know
Back in 2008, publishing houses the world over were looking high and low for that most elusive of properties, The Next Harry Potter. With Deathly Hallows having brought the boy wizard’s journey to a close (on the page anyway) the previous summer, there was a vacuum to be filled in the fantasy fiction market, and the time was right for the launch of a new franchise ostensibly aimed at young adults.
Enter Suzanne Collins, and her post-apocalyptic drama The Hunger Games. Set in an alternate future in the fictional country of Panem (a realm created amid the ruins of what used to be America), the book tells the story of sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, one of a group of teenage combatants in a state-organised, televised fight to the death. When civilisation crumbles, it would seem that broadcasting standards will be a thing of the past…
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