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Hunger Games Book Theme Essay

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“You 've got to go through it to get to the end of it,” said Suzanne Collins about her famous novel The Hunger Games, in which Collins delineates very clear boundaries of right and wrong. For example, readers are aghast at the Capital killing children and growing rich off of the enslavement of people. The protagonist of The Hunger Games, Katniss, does whatever she must to survive. Suzanne Collins’ sense of right and wrong may very well be a product of her childhood in a military family. Collins’ father was a career officer in the air force, requiring frequent moves and constant adjustments. Collins had to “go through it to get to the end of it.” In her novels, Collins’ characters are constantly confronted with the hard decisions, fear, insecurities, and moral judgments of survival in dystopia.
According to interviewer Jen Rees, Suzanne Collins was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1962. Collins was the daughter of an air force
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The Hunger Games series won many awards and honors. Catching Fire has received US Today Bestseller, New York Times Bestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller, A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Time Magazine top ten fiction books of 2009, Publishers’ Weekly Best Books of 2009: Children’s Fiction, Los Angeles times Best Children’s Books of 2009, Booklist Editors’ Choice, 2009, Kirkus Best Book of 2009, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults Selection, #1 Yalsa’s Teen’s Top Ten 2010, NYPL “Stuff for the Teen Age” List 2010, and 2010 Children 's Choice Book Award Teen Choice Book of the Year Winner Author of the Year Nominee (Catching Fire). Also Catching Fire won 2010 Indies Choice Award Winner--Young Adult, Top 10 on the fall 2009 Children 's Indie Next List, Barnes & Noble Best Teen Books of 2009, Borders Best Books of 2009: Teens, and Amazon best books of 2009: Top 100 Editors ' Pick: Top 10 Books: Teens. (Catching Fire). Keep in mind though that these awards are from 2010,
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