Suzanne Collins, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420509691
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509694
  • DDC: 813.6
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Writer Suzanne Collins was forty-six when she published The Hunger Games, a novel for young adults set in a dark future where North America has been obliterated by war and climate change. The residents of Collins's dystopia are forced to send their children to fight to the death in a sadistic game created by the government. The book wrestles with meaty themes: the effect of war, the dangers of voyeurism in popular culture, and how governments use hunger and threats of violence to control populations. This new edition in Lucent's People in the News series details Collins's life before The Hunger Games - the first eighteen years of her writing career in television, and her well-received children's book series called The Underland Chronicles - as well as the phenomenal and unexpected success of the Hunger Games series. So far 8.2 million copies of Collins's Hunger Games books have sold and, after the release of a movie in 2012, sales figures are only expected to climb.

Features and Benefits

  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, PEOPLE IN THE NEWS volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
  • Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them.
  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.