The NY Times is psyched about The Hunger Games. No, really, they are.
Check out this article by Pamela Paul on how the story went from unknown novel to best-selling novel to imminent movie franchise.
Paul speaks with writer Suzanne Collins, producer Nina Jacobsen, and director Gary Ross, along with Jennifer Lawrence, who says, “If someone comes up to me and says, ‘Are you Katniss?’ I’m O.K. with that. Because I love this character and this book so much.”
And Scholastic vice president David Levithan says something kind of fascinating:
‘The Hunger Games’ starts where the Harry Potter books end. Whereas Harry Potter is about childhood and coming of age and your eyes being opened to the world, in ‘The Hunger Games’ you’re already in this world, and dealing with its inhumanity.”