Hunger Games Book
The Hunger Games trilogy has surpassed the Harry Potter series as the best-selling book series of all time on Amazon!
“Since debuting in 2008, Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com. “Interestingly, this series is only three books versus Harry Potter’s seven, and to achieve this result in just four years is a great testament to both the popularity of the work and, we think, the growth in reading digitally during that time. Customers love these books and all three titles are consistently on our Top 10 lists in both print and Kindle formats, and ‘The Hunger Games’ is also the most-borrowed book in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”
The Hunger Games movie debuts on DVD, Blu-ray and Amazon Instant Video tomorrow, August 18. All customers who pre-order the DVD, Blu-ray or digital version can watch it instantly on Amazon Instant Video starting shortly after midnight. To pre-order now visit www.amazon.com/thehungergames.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, revenue rose 24% to $678.5 million, from $545.3 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2011. Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $1.86, compared to $0.83 in the prior year period, which included one-time, non-cash expenses of $0.13 per share. Strong sales in Children’s Books and International, especially of The Hunger Games trilogy, again drove substantially higher results. Consolidated earnings per diluted share were $1.76 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.78 a year ago.
There have been 23 million sales of Hunger Games, 14 million of Catching Fire, and 13 million of Mockingjay. Going forward, Scholastic expects lower revenues due to tapering sales of the trilogy-
We expect these substantial strategic investments will generate strong profit growth beginning in fiscal 2014, though earnings in the year ahead will be lower than fiscal 2012′s record level, when we benefited from the extraordinary sales of The Hunger Games.
Vote for ‘The Hunger Games’, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Taylor Swift in the Teen Choice Awards 2012!
Wrath of the Titans
The Hunger Games
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Chris Hemsworth – The Avengers
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games/ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Robert Downey Jr. – The Avengers
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Lily Collins – Mirror, Mirror
Scarlett Johanson – The Avengers
Vanessa Hudgens – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Single by Female Artist
Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull) – Dance Again
Katy Perry – Part of Me
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Taylor Swift – Eyes Open from The Hunger Games Soundtrack
The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
The Twilight Saga – Stephenie Meyer
The Divergent Trilogy – Veronica Roth
The Lucky One – Nicholas Sparks
The Giver – Lois Lowry
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When given the chance to read and review The ‘Hunger Games’ and Philosophy: A Critique of Pure Treason I jumped at the opportunity because the title of the book was very intriguing. The book is part of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, which has examined other entities like Harry Potter and The Game of Thrones. I wasn’t familiar with this series before reading the book, but was surprised/relieved to discover that the book was actually a series of essays from different authors, because with philosophy reading the same point for view for hundreds of pages could get taxing.
The ‘Hunger Games’ and Philosophy is divided into seven sections covering the following topics (1) Art/Music, (2) Morality, (3) Science, (4) Love, Caring and Gender, (5) Identity, (6) Warfare and (7) Political Philosophy. I found the essays to be well written for the most part and the different category sections were helpful in finding places to break while reading. Unlike The Hunger Games Trilogy you won’t find cliff hangers in this book, which also makes it a good book to pick up and put down when necessary. It also covers situations and events across the trilogy, so unless you don’t mind spoilers read all three Hunger Games books first. There are a few mistakes in the text, like interchanged names, but unless you are a super exact to the trilogy text perfectionist it shouldn’t bother you too much.
Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games Trilogy owns the top four spots on the USA Today best-seller’s list with the box set of The Hunger Games coming in fourth place -
Not since Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), who did it 13 times, or J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), who did it four times, has an author swept the top four spots on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.
But after last weekend’s movie release of The Hunger Games, which set a box-office record for a non-sequel, Suzanne Collins sweeps the top of the list, as the box set of her trilogy moves up to No. 4.
It’s the 11th week this year that her three novels have held the top three spots. And Collins did it the old-fashioned way: Print versions are outselling e-books.
Wow. Print versions are outselling e-books! Amazing! I do prefer reading an actual book, haven’t jumped on the e-reader band wagon yet
[Source: US Today's Book Buzz]
In The Girl Who Was on Fire – Movie Edition, sixteen YA authors take you back to the world of the Hunger Games with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy’s darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection’s exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, Panem, and the series, really is.
• How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
• Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?
• What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we?
The book is edited by Leah Wilson and includes contributions from Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Diana Peterfreund, Brent Hartinger and Jackson Pearce.
The Hunger Games is nominated for Favorite Book in the 2012 Nickolodeon Kids Choice Awards.
It’s facing the popular Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Twilight series.
The show airs live March 31st at 8/7c. Will Smith is hosting.
You can vote for your favorite now.
Patterson holds the record for the most bestselling hardcover fiction novels ever sold, so you’ll see this cover a lot. Do you think it’s more of a loving homage or shameless rip-off?
EW’s Shelf Life has a sneak peek of what’s inside the Hunger Games Movie Illustrated Companion that was released today. If you are staying spoiler free — don’t read any further!
+ Capitol food! Suzanne Collins spent a lot of time describing the decadent feasts, but the images from the movie are even cooler than what I imagined. The food is just as it should be: bright and colorful yet strangely sickening.
++ More Capitol fashion! A two-page spread shows that denizens of the Capitol have the avant-garde style of Lady Gaga with the candy-coatedness of Katy Perry. Like the food, the clothes are bright and colorful yet strangely sickening. Perfect!
++ Digital renderings of the Training Center. We’ve caught glimpses of the training facilities in the previews, but you get a good look at the sleek, geometric design.
++ A photo of Rue in a blue dress that may break your heart.
You can check out the rest of their movie companion spoilers over at EW.com!
Very exciting! I haven’t had a chance to pick this up yet but will tomorrow. For those of you who have purchased it — do you love it? Like it? Let us know in the comments section!
The Hunger Games Official Illustrated Companion and The Hunger Game Tribute Guide are now in stores. Also available starting today is the movie tie-in edition of the novel.
The Illustrated Companion reveals a host of new scenes including the interior of an airship, the chariot parade and a purple-shagged lounge with Cinna, Effie, Haymitch, Katniss, Peeta, Lavinia and Portia.