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Suzanne Collins

  1. Goodreads Poll Finds that Readers Stick to Their Own Gender

    Nobody likes a book with cooties.

    Goodreads recently polled 40,000 British citizens on their reading habits and among the many trends that popped up, the one making the rounds today is all about sex. Namely, the surprising gender divide between male and female readers and the writers they prefer.

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  2. Are Hunger Games Fans That Patient? Mockingjay Part 1 Domestic Box Office Falls Short of Series Records

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 did very well at the box office this weekend but not as well as Lionsgate probably hoped domestically.

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  3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Burns Hotter Than Its Predecessor

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    The consequences of war are far-reaching and come fast in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sequel to box office juggernaut The Hunger Games. Based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novels about a teenage girl’s fight against an oppressive, sadistic government, the thrilling Catching Fire brings out strong themes of inequality, the politics of fear, and the psychological impact of battle on people of all ages. Fully engrossing, and far stronger than its forerunner, Catching Fire keeps the sense of suspense throughout with a few dips, and backs up its plot content with plenty of action to hold audience interest. The two-hour-and-fifteen-minute run time hardly feels like it, when you’re swept away by the despotic world of Francis Lawrence’s Panem. Do not volunteer. There are SPOILERS behind the cut.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Eleven As a Cupcake

    Things We Saw Today

    You can always count on Nerdache Cakes to deliver the very best in nerdy confections. You can see the matching TARDIS cupcake over on their Tumblr.

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  5. Hunger Games Author Weighs In On Catching Fire Marketing

    Great Moments in Advertising

    "I’m thrilled with the work Tim Palen and his marketing team have done on the film. It’s appropriately disturbing and thought-provoking how the campaign promotes ‘Catching Fire’ while simultaneously promoting the Capitol’s punitive forms of entertainment. The stunning image of Katniss in her wedding dress that we use to sell tickets is just the kind of thing the Capitol would use to rev up its audience for the Quarter Quell. That dualistic approach is very much in keeping with the books.” - The Hunger Games series author Suzanne Collins speaking to Variety. It's an interesting statement from the author considering the conversations that have come up specifically in relation to the marking for Catching Fire. For instance, this Catching Fire TV spot brought to us by Subway (or this one), the Cover Girl campaign, or the nail polish released in tandem with the first film. Fans seem to fall anywhere from, "this makes sense," to "this is so wrong." What do you think of their approach? Do they not go far enough to make the point shared in the novels? Previously in The Hunger Games

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  6. Suzanne Collins Demanded Prim’s Cat Be Recast And Other Catching Fire Tidbits

    May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

    Ok, I'm going be honest here: I had totally forgotten that the cat was the wrong color.

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  7. Where Do The Main Characters Stand When The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Begins?

    Real Or Not Real?

    Those of us who've read Suzanne Collins' book series know the characters we met at the beginning of The Hunger Games certainly aren't the characters we get when we start Catching Fire. But how will they change in Francis Lawrence's film adaptation? A recent magazine feature gives a few insights. 

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  8. CoverGirl’s Commercial For Catching Fire Makeup Emphasizes District Collections

    May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

    If, like me, you skipped the MTV Music Awards last night, then you probably missed the premiere of this commercial. When we last posted about CoverGirl's makeup collection for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, many of you were concerned they were missing the point: Capitol = Bad. But this advertisement shows us CoverGirl is taking inspiration from the many Districts in Suzanne Collins' novels for their line. Although the looks still scream Capitol from what we've seen in the film adaptations, I have a feeling they know exactly what they're doing here. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  9. 3 Changes To The Hunger Games: Catching Fire That Might Annoy You

    Real Or Not Real?

    Taking a story from book to screen always requires changes but some haunt fans more than others (ex: Hermione's Yule Ball dress). So beware, we've gotten word of three distinct changes from Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire to Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Will they make you scream or say "meh?" Hit the jump to find out. 

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  10. Badass Book Babes: Suzanne Collins Announces New YA Series, G.R.R. Martin to Edit “Dangerous Women” Anthology

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins announces her next series and George R.R. Martin promises some Westros content in the anthology he's co-editing, so come on behind the jump for some news about books. Maybe you've heard of them? They live on your Kindle now.

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