The HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins, was one of the best books I read last year. And now it’s coming to the big screen, and it appears to be faithful to the book–what I can see, in any case. And one of my writer friends, Sarah Sumpolec, is an extra in the film, and she says she has seen herself twice in the trailer.

See Sarah? The blonde with hair up, in the ivory dress a little left of center. 

Sarah is in the long dress, a little left of center. 

I haven’t been this excited about seeing a movie in a long time. I use a bit of the first chapter of HUNGER GAMES when I teach, and most folks come away wanting to read the book. It’s amazing.

Have you read it? What did you think? What do you think of the trailer?



  1. Connie

    I did read all 3 books. Very thought provoking and hard hitting. I loved them and have encouraged everybody to read them. They brought my 22 year old son to tears.

    I think the trailer looks amazing and I can’t wait to see the movie.

  2. Doni Brinkman

    Loved all three books and can’t wait to see this.

  3. Accidental Poet

    I read all three in three days. I loved the ending of the first book – how she managed to take the control back.
    I’m scared of how violent this movie will be, and yet – the TRAILER made me cry.

  4. Kay Day

    I haven’t read them because I thought they were about kids being forced to kill other kids. That doesn’t sound so good to me.
    So, what makes them good? What makes them worth reading in spite of that?

  5. Ronnell Kay Gibson

    Kay Day, I had the EXACT same reaction, who wants to read a story like that! But, as a writer of YA I thought I’d try it and then put it down if it got too graphic. From page one I was riveted!! You are instantly connected to the characters – you see their vulnerability and are immediately routing for them! I went out and bought boxed set and am using it as “research”. Was delightfully surprised when I attened Angela Hunt’s seminar and saw that she was using the book as an example of good fiction writing. I never once thought that it was too graphic or morbid. The author does an excellent job of using just enough description to move the story forward.

  6. Angela

    I read lots of books about difficult topics because I learn from them–emotionally, spiritually, and writer-ly. 🙂 And The Hunger Games is amazingly well written–she had me crying by page 24, and that’s not easy to do.


  7. k_stin

    I read the Hunger Games. It was one of the best books I have ever read. I think I also read it the quickest out of any book I have read. I liked how it was unique. I think it will be interesting to see how it will be interpreted in the movie.

  8. Amy

    I read them all last year in two weeks and could picture the movie as I read. I was not disappointed with the trailer and will be looking forward to the movie!

    Amy @ Missional Mama

  9. Anonymous

    So what does it say about God?

  10. Angela

    I don’t know that the author intended to say anything about God, but since Jesus told stories about foolish brides, lost coins, soils, seeds, farms, sheep, and runaway children that had nothing to do with God on the surface, I think the Hunger Games does a good job of extolling the godly qualities of love, mercy, peace, compassion, and peace. But especially love. 🙂



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