Fans of The hunger Games should prepare for a return trip to Panem. Scholastic announced today that author Suzanne Collins would return to the world of her popular book trilogy YA for a new prequel novel 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered for the first time in tribute. The currently untitled novel is due out on May 19, 2020.
The novel will take place during the "Dark Days following a failed rebellion in Panem". With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are and what we perceive is necessary for our survival, "Collins told The Associated Press. The reconstruction period, ten years later the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days – as the country of Panem rises – provides a fertile ground for the characters to tackle these issues and thus define their vision of humanity. "
Fans should not expect to see Katniss in the novel since she would not even have been born at the time the book is placed. Scholastic declined to comment with more details on the content of novels or other characters likely to appear.
"Suzanne Collins is an expert in combining brilliant storytelling, exceptional construction, breathtaking suspense and social commentary," said Ellie Berger, president of Scholastic Trade Publishing. "As readers and editors, we are thrilled to introduce the dedicated fans of the series and a new audience to an entirely new perspective on this modern classic."
Collins-transformed Lionsgate film studio Hunger Games novels in a series of four films. The studio is already discussing a film adaptation of the new pre-sequence with Collins.
"As the proud homeland of Hunger Games "We are looking forward to the release of Suzanne's next book," said Lionsgate President Joe Drake in a recent statement to the Associated Press. with her on the movie. "
The original Collins Hunger Games trilogy – The hunger Games, Catch fire, and Mockingjay – it 's sold over 100 million copies and has been translated into more than 50 languages. She helped produce the Hunger Games cinema but as detached from its creation since the last book released in 2010. She said in 2013 that she was working on a new series, but did not specify whether it was related to The hunger Games.
Are you excited about the Hunger Games prequel? Let us know in the comments. The new novel will go on sale May 19, 2020.
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