We love The Hunger Games, and many of us have read all three books many times, but what else do Hunger Games fans like to read?
Perri at Movies.com decided to ask a bunch of The Hunger Games fan sites, about the other books that they’re reading that are either going to be be adapted for the big screen, or would make a good movie:
Reading can be fun in itself, but if you’re one of the many who relished Suzanne Collins’ books before seeing the story come to life on the big screen, you know there’s something special about being part of that transition, falling in love with text and then literally seeing it come to life right before your eyes. Lucky for us, the whole young adult novel adaptation craze is as hot as ever so there are quite a number of soon-to-be movies to choose from.
With the help of The Hunger Games fandom, Movies.com brings you a comprehensive list of the best of the best the YA-to-film realm has to offer.
Here’s some of the recommendations:
Kait – Victor’s Village – Divergent Trilogy
The city of Chicago has been barred off from the rest of the world, the government absolved. What lies in its place are five factions dedicated to holding up the virtues they hold dearest: Abnegation (The Selfless), Amity (The Kind), Candor (The Honest), Dauntless (The Brave), and Erudite (The Intelligent). At age 16, every individual must choose their own faction. The decision should be easy for Tris Prior until she finds out some shocking news about herself. When Tris joins the most dangerous of all the factions, she finds herself facing the destruction of everything she loves. Divergent is a refreshingly original book filled with almost non-stop action. The characters are a perfect combination of charming, flawed, and badass without getting totally unrealistic. As Tris transforms from a meek nobody to a leader, you can’t help but be enthralled by her, even at the times when her decisions are outrageous.
Crystal – Mockingjay.net/Fictionalfood.net – Ender’s Game
Decades ago, Earth was attacked by the Formics, an alien race that made no contact except to start killing humans. Now, the military on Earth has joined forces to create the International Fleet and they search the planet for the world’s smartest child that will be raised to become the military genius that will lead the human fleet to win the war. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is six years old when he’s drafted into the IF to head into Earth’s orbit to the Battle School where he must face a grueling physical and psychological training among the world’s most brilliant children. They train in the Battle Room and Ender must face intense bullying at the hands of the older kids jealous of his amazing abilities. The movie starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis is coming out a mere three weeks before The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I can’t even imagine what an exciting and busy month that is going to be. I got to visit the set in New Orleans for my fansite, EnderWiggin.net, in May and, as a fan of the book for 21 years, it was a dream come true. Hunger Games fans will love it.
Celine – HungerGamesTrilogy.net – Legend
Legend by Marie Lu is a dystopian novel that revolves around two central characters, June and Day. June is from a rich family in one of the Republics’ wealthiest districts while Day, their country’s most wanted fugitive, lives on the streets. They cross paths when Day becomes the main suspect in June’s brother’s murder. June, the Republic’s most gifted soldier, will do anything to avenge her brother’s death. However, she starts falling for Day. What I like about the book, aside from the action-packed story line, is that it’s written from both June and Day’s perspective. I think the author did a great job transitioning between the two points of view. According to Marie Lu’s official site, CBS Films currently holds the film rights with Temple Hill producing. The second book in the Legend Trilogy titled Prodigy will be released on January 29, 2013.
Jacqui – My Hunger Games – The Fault in Our Stars
It’s hard to explain why this book is so good, as when you go to outline the plot, it sounds like one of the worst things ever written. The primary characters are teenagers with cancer. And yes, they meet and fall in love. And yep, that sounds like a recipe for serious treacle, but this story is also full of wisdom; it’s sweet and philosophical but also, surprisingly funny. The story is narrated by 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster. She has terminal cancer and nearly died at the age of 13. Since then she’s hardly had the chance to be with people her own age so her parents decide that she should attend a support group. There she meets and falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. While this could be one of the great tearjerkers, Green doesn’t take you down that path, except by being brutally honest about the characters and their condition. Hazel is caustic. She’s funny and interesting. This book is going to make a heartfelt and interesting movie. The film rights were optioned by Fox 2000 in February of this year.
You can head to movies.com to check out the full list but let us know what else you’ve been reading, or other books you recommend..