Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, March 9th, 2012

The date is getting closer and closer… The Hunger Games is set to be released in theatres (and IMAX) on March 23rd. But what is this Hunger Games we’ve all been hearing about?

The Hunger Games is the first novel in the trilogy series by author Suzanne Collins. Of course, it hit No. 1 on both the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists.

It’s set in a future where 12 districts in what we know as North America must each pick a boy and girl from a lottery to take part in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a competition that tests logical, physical skills and logic. These kids must learn how to fight for their life in order to survive the Hunger Games.

So, is The Hunger Games the next Twilight? Studio execs are sure hoping so. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer had this to say, “I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn’t have to stop reading… even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it… The Hunger Games is amazing.”

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