The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1)

Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2)

Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3)

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins is made up of three books titled The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.  This first book was recently made into a box office powerhouse movie that tracks the book surprisingly well compared to most books turned into movies.

This trilogy is a very addictive and imaginative story that was intended for late teens and young adults. However I must say  this old fart really enjoyed it.  In many ways this story is this generation’s 1984 or Anthem by being a work of fiction illustrating the complete evil of tyranny. The movie and the first book creatively create a world of oppression and tyranny where no individual life is important and the masses are used and abused by those in power. This fiction illustrates the real horror of tyranny that has played out around the world in real life for all of recorded history. The 2nd and 3rd book are even more creative and cover the rebellion and fight for freedom that is so innate in humans.

There are some shocking and unexpected twist and turns in the 2nd and 3rd book that keep you hooked.  As an old fart that is also a history buff and one that values liberty and freedom above all else, I only wish the author would have used this great trilogy to discuss the fight for freedom vs. tyranny a little more directly as to drive this crucial issue home to the younger generations this brilliant work was aimed at. Hopefully they are getting that message.  I highly recommend  this trilogy to readers of any age. The movie is worth your time and money too!  Hit The Books, They Don’t Hit Back!

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