Friday, November 18, 2011

Hunger Games, the movie: Will you watch?

The latest trailer for the movie version of Suzanne Collins' mega-popular The Hunger Games dropped this week. It stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the girl with the deadly archer's aim, as well as Liam Hemsworth as Katniss' hunting buddy Gale Hawthorne and Josh Hutcherson as the bread-baking Peeta Mellark.

Never heard of those actors? Give it time. The Hunger Games has echoes of the same momentum behind it that we all saw behind the Twilight franchise, although there's no sparkly vampires or teen werewolves here: The Hunger Games is about a dystopian future where a totalitarian government requires each of its district to send two young "tributes" to duke out it in Battle Royal-style fight to the finish.

If you haven't checked out the The Hunger Games trilogy yet, get thee to our young adult section, post-haste. We've got all three: Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. You'll find them all at YP FIC COLLINS. We've also got Mockingjay on audiobook (YP AD FIC COLLINS), as well as The Hunger Games Companion: The unauthorized guide to the series (YP FIC COLLINS).

So what are its odds? Will you be watching The Hunger Games?

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