Slated for release in February, The Hunger Pains: A Parody will take the next crack at making light of The Hunger Games and its diverse characters. Penned by The Harvard Lampoon, the book is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be available in paperback and Kindle edition. The synopsis from Amazon shows just a glimpse of what fans can expect:
“WINNING MEANS WEALTH, FAME, AND A LIFE OF THERAPY LOSING MEANS DEATH, BUT ALSO FAME! THIS IS THE HUNGER PAINS
When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.”
This is not The Harvard Lampoon’s first parody of a bestseller. A comical retelling of Twilight (Nightlight), and Lord of the Rings (Bored of the Rings) have also been released under the name. So will this newest mock-heroic be on your wish list?
Category: Hunger Games Parody