Coming out on 23 March 2012 is the film version of The Hunger Games. Based on the book(s) of the same name by Suzanne Collins, the book follows Katniss as she gets chosen to fight to the death in the Capitol’s annual Hunger Games, which pits 24 teens against one another. I cannot begin to explain how excited I am for this. Below is the trailer.
I’m currently on the second book and am totally hooked. It’s a mixture of action, fantasy and, of course, a love story. And the best bit? The lead character is a strong female. Katniss is tough, determined, courageous and even more than that, she’s kind, loving and honest. I think the casting of Jennifer Lawrence of this character is a fantastic choice. As is the rest of the cast. I’m a lover of ‘possible futuristic’ writing – like Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood.