March 23, 2012
Finding Christ in 'Hunger Games'
Amy Simpson, Christianity Today
I recently finished reading ("devouring" might be more appropriate) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This young-adult fiction series is gripping, poignant, and powerful, and Collins' characters, terrifying setting, and themes have been marinated in my mind ever since, growing richer and deeper with more time and reflection.
The series depicts a bleak, yet believable, post-apocalyptic future world in which the nation of Panem has risen out of the ashes of what once was North America. The central government controls its outlying population through various cruelties, most horrifying of which is an annual reality show featuring young people chosen from the land's various outlying districts. The young people, ...
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