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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
Creator Suzanne Collins
Original work The Hunger Games
Print publications
Novels

The Hunger Games trilogy:

Films and television
Films

The Hunger Games (film series):

Audio
Soundtracks

The Hunger Games is a multimedia franchise created by Suzanne Collins. Set in The Hunger Games universe, the franchise began with The Hunger Games, the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy. The novels have been developed into a series of films.

The novels in the trilogy are titled The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. The first two novels have been developed into films, while the third novel is currently being developed into two films. Soundtracks have also been released.

The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in "Panem", a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and twelve districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children are chosen to participate in a compulsory annual televised death match called The Hunger Games.

Media

The first novel, The Hunger Games, was written by Suzanne Collins and acquired by Scholastic Corporation in 2006. It was released in 2008.[1] The second novel (Catching Fire) was released in 2009[2] and the third (Mockingjay) was released in 2010.[3]

The first movie was titled The Hunger Games and released on March 23, 2012;[4] the second movie is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which hit theaters on November 22, 2013.[5] The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was released on November 21, 2014 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is set to be released November 20, 2015.[6][7]

Additional media within the franchise include soundtracks from the first three films: The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Plot

Years before the start of the series, the thirteen districts attempted to start a revolution against the Capitol. The Capitol won, District 13 was destroyed and, as punishment, an annual televised death match called The Hunger Games was created by the Capitol. Two participants, one male and one female, known as tributes, between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen randomly in a "reaping" from each district. Children may volunteer as a tribute instead of selection by ballot. They are taken to an arena and fight until only one is left alive.[8]

Katniss Everdeen is a 16-year-old girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games after her 12-year-old sister Primrose Everdeen is picked for reaping. She survives the games along with Peeta Mellark when they both defy the Capitol by threatening to commit suicide.[8]

The Capitol is angry at their defiance, which inspires rebellion in several districts. Katniss and Peeta tour the districts, attempting to subdue the rebellion. Then, the reaping for the next Hunger Games takes place. For these games, part of the "Quarter Quell" that takes place every 25 years, winners of past games are forced to participate. When only a few participants remain in the games, including Katniss and Peeta, the arena is destroyed. Three of the tributes, including Katniss, are rescued by survivors of District 13, but the other three tributes, including Peeta, are captured by Capitol hovercraft.[9]

The rebellion continues with Katniss being used as a figurehead.[10]

References

  1. ^ Sellers, John A. (June 9, 2008). "A dark horse breaks out: the buzz is on for Suzanne Collins's YA series debut.".  
  2. ^ "The On-Sale Calendar: September 2009 Children's Books".  
  3. ^ Roback, Diane (February 11, 2010). Mockingjay' to Conclude the Hunger Games Trilogy"'".  
  4. ^ Valby, Karen (January 25, 2011). The Hunger Games' gets a release date"'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ Weinstein, Joshua L (August 8, 2011). "The Hunger Games Sequel Set for 2013 Release". The Wrap. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1". 
  7. ^ "The Two-Part 'Hunger Games' Finale 'Mockingjay' Sets Release Dates". movies.com. July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
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