Suzanne Collins• Born in Connecticut in 1962.• At age 29 she began working as a writer for children’s television shows like Little Bear, Clifford’s Puppy Day’s, and Clarissa Explains it All. This sparked her writing career.• In 2008, The Hunger Games was published and was on the New York Times best seller list for 60 weeks in a row.• She is now the top selling Amazon Kindle Author.• Suzanne is married and has two children. She has a seventeen year old boy and an eleven year old girl.
Beginning Summary• Katniss is hunting in the woods with her friend Gale and they are worrying about the reaping. Each year a girl and a boy from each district( there are 12 districts)get picked to compete in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a competition where 24 tributes are killing each other to win. The last person alive is the winner. They have to go whether they like it or not. Primrose, Katniss’ sister gets picked, but Katniss volunteers for her. Peeta Millark is also picked to go. Katniss and Peeta head to the capitol to prepare for the Hunger Games.
Middle Summary• Katniss and Peeta meet their makeup artists and their mentor, Haymitch. They train for the Hunger Games and show off their skills. All 24 kids competing in the Hunger Games get their scores from the judges. Katniss scores and eleven, which is the highest score out of all 24 tributes. All tributes get interviewed by someone named Caesar. When Peeta is getting interviewed, he says he has a crush on Katniss. This brings a lot of drama to the story.
End Summary• Finally, The Hunger Games have begun. The first day, 13 tributes are dead. Katniss has gotten a burn on her leg from a fireball and is suffering. Katniss finds one of the tributes, a girl named Rue. They team up and blow up Cato’s food pile. Unfortunately, Rue gets killed. While Katniss is walking along she finds Peeta buried in the ground. They stay in a cave together for a couple days. They start to fall in love. The announcer tells them that there can be two winners as long as they are from the same district. Now, Katniss and Peeta are a team. Finally, it’s down to Katniss Peeta and Cato. As they are all fighting for their lives, these weird wolf-like creatures appear. Katniss and Peeta throw Cato to the creatures and they kill him. They are winners!