Starting out as screenwriter for children’s television shows, Suzanne Collins worked on several productions from the well-known TV-channel Nickelodeon, before ultimately writing her first novel: “Gregor the Overlander”.
The Underland Chronicles
Featuring a boy name Gregor, the series illustrate his adventures in the fictional, hidden world situated under New York City filled with monstrous creatures that symbolize topics such as warfare, mythology, genocide and civil conflict.
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The Hunger Games
Inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and the horrors of the Second World War, “The Hunger Games” trilogy merges history with themes of violence, hypocrisy, power and genocide. With almost direct reference to the dictatorship regime of the Nazi’s and the poverty, hopelessness and disparate class divisions associated with such a social structure, Collin’s manages to present love as being the solution to all inequalities and rivalries.
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For all ages
Although the books in “The Underland Chronicles” and “The Hunger Games” probe complex moral issues and force the reader to take a stance one way or the other, the main audience has turned out to be children and adults of all ages. With her father serving in the Air Force, Collins heard first-hand accounts about the impacts of war and ensuing poverty among a population under a dictatorial regime. She also hold two degrees from two different universities: a major in Theater Arts and a double major in Theater and Telecommunications.
Inspired by the idea that children need to be educated and aware of such matters from an early age to prevent similar repetitions of historic atrocities, a long line of entertained and highly readable novels was born.
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