This is the post I do every Friday, which I post a first line of a book, which generally has a connection to a date close to when it is posted. In addition the book is usually one that I have read or is on my TBR.

The Reason I decided to do The Hunger Games, As my First line Friday Book, today, is because the writer Suzanne Collins has her birthday on the 10th August the Monday after this post goes up.

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The Hunger Games

So here goes:-

The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

“When I wake, the other side of the bed is cold ”


The Hunger Games tells, you lives of  the country of Penem, which has a wonderful capital, surrounded, by Twelve districts..

To maintain order every year one male and one female child between the ages of 12 and 18, from each district are chosen to take part in a TV event, Where these 24 children compete against each other in a fight to the death, where only one can survive.

Into this TV show is a sixteen year old girl Katniss Everdeen,who is enterd by the poorest area, district12, which is normally a death sentence for the children of thi region. However maybe Katniss is more resourceful than most.

About Suzanen Collins

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Suzan Collinns

Suzzan Collins was born in Hartford, Connecticut in the USA, the youngest of 5, to Jane Brady Collins And  Lieutenant Colonel Micheal John Collins (of the US Air Force), on th 10th August 1962.

In 1991 Suzzan Collins started writing shows for the the children’s channel Nickerlodian, where she worked on shows such as Clarissa Explains It All, Oswald among others.

Between 2003 and 2007, she wrote the Underland Chronicles, a series of 5 books loosely based on Alice Adventures in Wounderland, though rather then falling down a rabbit hole you fall down a manhole.

The year after the last book of the Underland Chronicles, was released, The Hunger Games book was in 2008, until this year, first of a three book series., with the other 2 being Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

In 2019 Susan Collins announced that a prequel to the Hunger Games was going to be released. Subsequently on 19th May 2020 The Ballad of Song Birds and snakes which is set 74 years before the first book.

Relationship with The Hunger Games

As someone who supposedly is not in the target Market for this book I was probably not going to read it.  However at about the time the movie was released the book was everywhere and so after reading the synopsis I decided to read the first book.

It took me about weekend to read it, which is very unusual for me, as I can probably count on my fingers the number of books I have read that fast. To this end I did decide to read the other 2 in the series.

At the moment I have not read the prequel, as at the moment it does not interest me however with me and books I learnt never to say never, where books are concerned.


The Underland Chronicles
  1. Gregor the Overlander (2003)
  2. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (2004)
  3. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (2005)
  4. Gregor and the Marks of Secret (2006)
  5. Gregor and the Code of Claw (2007)
The Hunger Games series
  1. The Hunger Games (2008)
  2. Catching Fire (2009)
  3. Mockingjay (2010)
  4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2020) (prequel)
Other books
  • Fire Proof: Shelby Woo #11 (1999)
  • When Charlie McButton Lost Power (2005)
  • Year of the Jungle (2013)

Comment below if you have read this book and if your reading the prequel or not.

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