Blog: ‘The Hunger Games,’ a Racebending Film Franchise

The Writer's Bloc

No matter your personal preference of the genre, I think everyone can agree Young Adult novels (YA) can get pretty repetitive. Whatever trend happens to be popular at the time, be it supernatural vampire romances or totalitarian dystopias, YA pounds these themes into the ground until we as an audience are willing to pay authors to stop writing books with one word titles and mystery-shrouded, angsty teens on the cover.

But there is one YA franchise in particular that has caught my attention: “The Hunger Games.“

For the lonely few who have had their head stuck under a rock these past few years, “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins is a massively popular YA dystopian series. Since the first book was released in 2008, this juggernaut of a franchise spawned into highly successful films, multiple media tie-ins and even a recently announced stage show.

As far as…

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