Author Appreciation Day 23, The Snazzy Suzanne Collins
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Suzanne Collins the New York Times best selling author of The Hunger Games trilogy, and the Gregor the Overlander series.
The Hunger Games was recommended to me by a friend of mine down the street. She was telling me about this "competition" she was in with her cousin, over who could finish this series first. When I asked what in the flip she was talking about, she gasped and told me, "The Hunger Games! Suzanne Collins? Ugh, Lana, you HAVE to read this series!"
So I did. I ordered the book online, got in the mail a few days later, and before I'd even gotten to "Part 2" I had "Catching Fire" (the second in the trilogy) on order. This was during the time break between the second and third, and guess what? I finished Mockingjay before her and her cousin.
The movie, which came out TODAY (and I'll bet you saw it, huh?) was fantastic. I went to the midnight showing (hence the late post, I apologize) with the aforementioned friend, and I was blown away. Yes, there were a few things that were left unexplained, and a few times I said, "Well, what about-?" but other than that, it was very good.
Suzanne has also written "Gregor the Overlander", but I have not gotten to this series yet. It is on my never-ending list, but it just keeps growing (yes, Mel and Tammy, I blame you both :P )
Either way. If you haven't heard of either of these series', I suggest you give them a try! Suzanne is a very talented author and I cannot wait to see more from her!