Love it or hate it, The Hunger Games opened this past weekend with a 12A rating. This film (and the trilogy it’s based on) is backed by marketing clout of Twilight and Harry Potter caliber. In the next few weeks libraries will most likely be inundated by requests for all three Hunger Games novels as well as tie-in books.
If you’re curious how the film became so popular, I suggest reading this New York Times article: How ‘Hunger Games’ Built Up Must-See Fever.
The Hunger Games in Charts is quite amusing if you’ve seen the film or read the books.
For Hunger Games read-alikes and library event ideas, see the previous Hunger Games post.