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TEENS: Spotlight on author Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins (born August 10, 1962, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.), is an American author and screenwriter, best known for the immensely popular The Hunger Games trilogy. A film adaptation of The Hunger Games - for which Collins wrote much of the screenplay - enjoyed enormous commercial success upon its release in 2012. By that time more than 30 million copies of the trilogy were in print in the United States alone. Collins announced a spin-off and prequel to The Hunger Games titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, due for release May 19th! Catch up on The Hunger Games before diving into this new story!

Read more about Ms. Collins on her website, and find her books in our Teen Den, or check here for information on accessing ebooks.


The Hunger Games, Book One by Suzanne Collins

 In the rThe Hunger Gamesuins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Available on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla


Catching Fire, Book Two by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.


Available on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla



Mockingjay, Book Three by Suzanne Collins

MockingjayAgainst all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Available on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla




The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Songbirds and Snakes

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor, failure, and death. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to fall for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.

Keep an eye out for this to be available as an ebook soon!

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