Hunger Games: Mockingjay
By: Suzanne Collins
Almost two years after Suzanne Collins first burst onto bestseller lists with her dystopian young-adult thriller in which 24 children are dressed up in costumes and forced to compete to the death before a television audience, the final act of the "Hunger Games" trilogy is upon us. One minute after midnight Monday, "Mockingjay" will finally be available to readers, bringing a wrenching conclusion to the tale of a country in chaos and the 17-year-old protagonist who caused it.
Fans aren't likely to be disappointed. - LA Times
- Alexander Ludwig, who played Cato in the first film, and Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale in the film trilogy, originally auditioned for the role of Peeta, but were both beaten out by Josh Hutcherson.
- Jennifer Lawrence went partially deaf in one ear after getting multiple ear infections from filming deep diving scenes during Catching Fire.
- Author Suzanne Collins was previously a staff writer for ’90s Nickeloden Classics such as Clarissa Explains It All.