Suzanne Collins Impact On American Culture Essay

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The Impact of Suzanne Collins on American Culture “Telling a story in a futuristic world gives you this freedom to explore things that bother you in contemporary times.” Suzanne Collins is the author of a series which includes The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010). During the time period in which each of these books were written the Iraq War was happening and politics was largely impacted by Barack Obama becoming the first African-American president-elect. The second book of the series, Catching Fire, was written in 2009 when the unemployment rate began to rise more than it had in years. The third book of the series, Mockingjay, was written in 2010, the same year the last of the U.S combat troops left Iraq. The events in the media and politics that occurred during the time the series influenced the way the novels were written. The Suzanne Collins is one of the most well known modern authors whose series of books led teens and adults to have discussions they might not have had before. Lusted’s (2013) biography described …show more content…

It was there that she was urged by her employer to try writing books and she wrote two successful series, The Underland Chronicles (2003) and The Hunger Games (2008) trilogy, both of which helped her rise to fame. The Underland Chronicles (2003), was a widely successful children’s series that contained five books. The fictional adventure novel revolved around a young boy exploring an unknown place. The first book in the series, Gregor the Overlander was published in 2003 and was well received, helping her career to begin growing. The second book of the series, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, was published in 2004 and was praised for how it discussed difficult issues for children. The third book Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (2005) and the

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