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‘The Hunger Games’ Examined in the ‘Anatomy of Panem’ Infographic

543460_751572351526085_1331510802_nAMC Theatres has created a Hunger Games-themed infographic called “The Anatomy of Panem.”

It offers a look at the twelve districts within the fictional country featured in Suzanne Collins’ young adult trilogy. The movie hits the silver screen on November 22nd.

Follow this link to view one of the film trailers. We’ve embedded the complete infographic below–what do you think?

 

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Coldplay Writes Song for ‘Catching Fire’ Soundtrack

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning band Coldplay (pictured, via) will release a song called “Atlas” for the Catching Fire soundtrack.

Lead singer Chris Martin tweeted a photo of the handwritten lyrics (embedded below),  lyrics based on the second book in Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games series.

“Atlas” will be released as a digital download on August 26th.

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New ‘Catching Fire’ Trailer Released

Lionsgate has released a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film adaptation. We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

The trailer offers fans glimpses of Panem’s rebellious uprisings and a first look at some of the new characters training for the 75th Quarter Quell event. It premiered during a Hunger Games film panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

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What Does Dystopian YA Teach Readers About Marriage?

As she prepared for her own wedding, former Bookish YA editor Margaret Bristol shared matrimonial wisdom that she picked up from young adult novels.

Here’s what she learned from The Selection by Kiera Cass:

When you open yourself to new experiences, you never know what you might find. America would have never have met handsome prince Maxon if she hadn’t signed up for a “Bachelor”-style competition for his hand in marriage. While Mer is totally resistant at first, the warmest parts of this novel are when Maxon starts winning her over.

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Julianne Moore May Join ‘The Hunger Games’ Film Cast

Deadline reports that filmmaker Francis Lawrence is hoping to cast Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore for the final two Hunger Games films.

Moore might play Alma Coin in the two-part adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ Mockingjay.

Many Hunger Games fans would characterize Coin as a pragmatic, controlling, and ruthless politician. Moore (pictured, via) won a Golden Globe for portraying an infamous political personality in the HBO movie, Game Change; former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Illustrate the First Chapter of Suzanne Collins’ ‘Catching Fire’

Are you inspired by Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games trilogy?

The series’ official Facebook page features a contest encouraging fans to illustrate the first chapter of Catching Fire.

You can use movie photos, screenshots from the trailer and GIFs to create “eye-popping multimedia experience inspired by the words on the page.” Winning submissions  will be showcased on Facebook. The contest ends on June 14th.

CoverGirl to Release Hunger Games-Inspired Make-Up Line

CoverGirl has created a Hunger Games-inspired makeup line called the “Capitol Collection.”

Lionsgate struck a sponsorship deal for the Catching Fire adaptation with the cosmetics company. Paula Kupfer, the vice president of promotions and consumer products at Lionsgate explained in the release:

We are excited to announce COVERGIRL as the exclusive makeup partner for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The exquisite beauty and style in the world of the Capitol is a focal point of this film. Partnering with an innovative brand like COVERGIRL to create an additional layer of beauty storytelling and inspiration for the fans is new territory that we’re delighted to explore.

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‘Catching Fire’ First Official Trailer Released

During last night’s Movie Awards show, MTV revealed the first teaser trailer for Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games film franchise.

We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think? The trailer has already drawn more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.

The trailer offers the fans glimpses of several major events in the story and a first look at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. This adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ young-adult novel won’t be released until November 22, 2013.

Suzanne Collins Rules Most Read Books List on Facebook

Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games dominated Facebook this year, her trilogy taking the first, second and third spots on Facebook’s Most Read Books of 2012 list.

Above, you can see Facebook’s infographic about the top books of 2012. Below, we’ve listed the top five books on that list…

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by  Suzanne Collins
4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Suzanne Collins To Publish Picture Book in September 2013

Scholastic will publish an autobiographical picture book by Suzanne Collins called Year of the Jungle. The book will hit stores in September.

The book is about how her family coped with her father’s year serving in Vietnam. Like her previous two series, The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games, the book focuses on themes of war. Artist James Proimos, who also worked with Collins in children’s television, will illustrate. We’ve embedded the cover image below.

Collins (pictured, via) had this statement in the release: “For several years I had this little wicker basket next to my writing chair with the postcards my dad had sent me from Viet Nam and photos of that year. But I could never quite find a way into the story. It has elements that can be scary for the audience and it would be easy for the art to reinforce those.  It could be really beautiful art but still be off-putting to a kid, which would defeat the point of doing the book. Then one day I was having lunch with Jim and telling him about the idea and he said, ‘That sounds fantastic.’  I looked at him and I had this flash of the story through his eyes, with his art.  It was like being handed a key to a locked door. So, I just blurted out, ‘Do you want to do it?’  Fortunately he said yes. That afternoon, on the train ride home, the book started unfolding in my head.”

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