YOU READ THAT RIGHT. The Hunger Games trilogy is getting a prequel. It even has a release date already: May 19th, 2020! Mark your calendars, folks. We’re headed back to Panem.
Suzanne Collins hasn’t written and published a book since about 2013 and the last Hunger Games novel, Mockingjay, was published all the way back in 2010.
The prequel has no title yet but it set to take place 64 years before the beginning of the first Hunger Games novel. To learn more about the prequel itself, here’s a link to the announcement article.
I have loved the Hunger Games trilogy for as long as I can remember. When I first started getting into reading, I read these books and completely immersed myself into the fandom. The movies were still coming out and I remember watching them all on release date because I was such a big fan. I also remember when I finished Catching Fire, I begged my mom to take me to Walmart (We didn’t have any near bookstores) to find the last one, Mockingjay. The first Walmart we went to didn’t have it but my mom was willing to drive me all the way to another way to find it. I read it all it one sitting because I loved it so much. I don’t quite remember how young I was (maybe 13?) but I thought that the finale was more than perfect.
When the movies came out, I started to truly dive into the fandom world. I had a Hunger Games fan account, I had a folder of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta on my Ipod touch, I drew fan art of my internet friend, Peeta, Gale and I together. I became a little movie critic on my fan account when the first movie was released. I had all the magazines (I still have them, actually) that featured anything Hunger Games related. I took every poster from those magazines and hung them on my door. I loved this franchise so much and I truly don’t know if I would be such a fangirl if it wasn’t for this time of my life.
I decided to make this post because I am so excited for this release and I know there’s probably other people out there who’re just as excited! What are you hoping for in this prequel? I have no idea what to expect but I am still so, so excited.