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Suzanne Collins (1) (1962–)

Author of The Hunger Games

For other authors named Suzanne Collins, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications. Collins went on to receive an M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for show more children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include When Charlie McButton Lost Power, The Underland Chronicles, and the Hunger Games Trilogy. Book one of this trilogy, The Hunger Games, became a major motion picture in 2012 with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence portraying the main character of Katniss Everdeen. Catching Fire, book 2 of the trilogy, became a major motion picture in 2013. Mockingjay - Part One was released as a film in 2014 and Part Two in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (2008) 64,733 copies
Catching Fire (2008) 49,428 copies
Mockingjay (2010) 45,447 copies
Gregor the Overlander (2003) 5,526 copies
The Hunger Games Trilogy (2010) 5,408 copies
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (2004) 2,769 copies
Gregor and the Marks of Secret (2006) 2,091 copies
Gregor and the Code of Claw (2007) 1,950 copies
The Hunger Games [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 1,115 copies
Year of the Jungle (2013) 176 copies
Catching Fire / Mockingjay (2010) 21 copies
12 (2009) 4 copies
Fire Proof (1999) 3 copies
Hunger Games T2 Collector (2023) 2 copies
Ticket Out [2012 Film] (2012) — Writer — 2 copies
Hunger Games Journal (2011) 2 copies
Catching Fire, Part 1 (2012) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 [2014 film] (2014) — Author — 674 copies
Halloween Howl (Clifford's Puppy Days) (2003) — Contributor — 477 copies
The Hunger Games: Complete 4 Film Collection (2012) — Screenwriter — 121 copies

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Life in the Capitol in The Hunger Games (September 2017)
Group Read: The Hunger Games in Read YA Lit (February 2014)
Mockingjay discussion -- includes *SPOILERS* in Hogwarts Express (February 2012)

Reviews

 
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onenita | 3,492 other reviews | May 21, 2024 |
The book is well written and gripping. The world is beautifully realized and the story unflinching. These things are all true...but I still didn't like it much. I didn't like Katniss, I don't care for dystopian fiction (I like to think that we'll get better as we go along) and I positively revile first-person-present-tense narration.
Maybe the narration had more of a bearing than I realized. I just thought Katniss was clueless and insensitive, though undeniably brave and ready to sacrifice everything for the people she knows she loves. The Hunger Games themselves appalled me, and the world in which they took place was terribly depressing.
Altogether, it was OK. I won't read it again, and I have no particular interest in reading the sequels, despite the CLIFFHANGER ENDING (which is another thing I didn't like.)
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Bookladycma | 3,492 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
Bumped up to 4.5⭐ from 4⭐ star rating on my original read thru.
 
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escapinginpaper | 1,794 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
Not me reading this and somehow thinking that Snow would be a good person, after literally *just* having finished rereading the original trilogy.
 
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Statistics

Works
50
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4
Members
188,514
Popularity
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Rating
4.2
Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
36
Favorited
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