The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins’ young adult dystopian series, <i>The Hunger Games, </i> quickly captivated readers -- both young and old alike -- upon the release of its first installment in 2008. Protagonist Katniss Everdeen offered young readers a strong female heroine who -- with the help of her cohorts Peeta, Gale, Haymitch and more -- takes charge and revolts against a corrupt society that forces children to brutally fight to the death in the annual, titular <i>Hunger Games.</i> The trilogy became such a phenomenon with readers that it was quickly adapted for the big screen. Jennifer Lawrence portrayed a convincing Katniss, alongside Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth, who portrayed her other love interest, Gale. The first film was released in 2012 followed by 2013’s <i>Catching Fire.</i> The final book was split up into two movies: 2014’s <i>Mockingjay – Part 1</i> with <i>Part 2</i> due out in 2015.

Selected Filmography: The Hunger Games (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Related Artists: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson

Further Reading: ‘The Hunger Games’ Theme Park to Open in 2016, Fierce Female Characters From Books, Movies + TV, 10 Things We Learned From ‘The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1’ Special Features

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