About The Author

Suzanne Collins

Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days.

While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met children’s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children’s books a try.
Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What you might find…? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part series, The Underland Chronicles.

Suzanne also has a rhyming picture book illustrated by Mike Lester entitled When Charlie McButton Lost Power.
She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

The books she is most successful for in teenage eyes are The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. These books have won several awards, including the GA Peach Award.

Books

4.5
Mockingjay
Book #3 in The Hunger Games Series
By Suzanne Collins

NOTE: This review contains some spoilers, if you haven’t read the book yet, you might not want to click on them. I should divide it in two: the first 2 parts and the last one because I really loved the first 2 parts, but I don’t know about the last one. Even though some people didn’t like Katniss’s …

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Catching fire
Book #2 in The Hunger Games Series
By Suzanne Collins

The second book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy had even more action than the first one. It started a bit slow with all the boys drama, and at one point I was really annoyed by Katniss’s atitude because she didn’t know what she wanted and kept hurting people, but after a while the games were back and …

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5
The Hunger Games
Book #1 in The Hunger Games Series
By Suzanne Collins

One of the best books i’ve read. Great job Suzanne Collins! When you love and hate something in a book with ALL your heart you realize how great that book really is, because it has to be really special for you to get to feel all these mixed feelings and still say that it deserves not only 5 stars, but …

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