Over the weekend I bought the final instalment in the Hunger Games Trilogy. I have been waiting impatiently for this final instalment. I loved the first story and quite liked the second but I really want to know what happens to Katniss and her friends and if this dystopian world will be forced to change. There is plenty available on the net to help me publicize the book to the students and quite a few have also enjoyed the first 2 in the trilogy.
The Allen and Unwin blog (Alien Onion) wrote a good post about the trilogy and there are some a positive early reviews from the US in the Los Angeles Times, USA today and the Huffington Post. These hint at some of the plot so ou may not want to read them before getting the book. I have been enjoying what I have read so far and will write a review on LibraryThing. There are already almost 70 reviews written up on this site.
You could show students the short video of author answering questions about the Hunger Games.
Or there are these 2 trailers.
The latest one:
The earlier trailer:
The film clip below offered a sneak peak into the pages of the book’s opening chapter (it was aired before the book was published). The video shows author Suzanne Collins reading from the beginning of Mockingjay.
You can test your Hunger Games knowledge by playing the games on the official Hunger Games site http://www.scholastic.com/hungergames. There are also downloads, video and audio files, and
You can also join the community on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thehungergames !