For anyone that hasn't gotten the memo yet, The Hunger Games is the Next Big Thing in Young Adult books. It's a trilogy set in a dystopian future where all 12-18 year olds are thrown into a national lottery. The lottery decides which kids will take part in the Hunger Games - a reality TV show where the winner is the last one still alive.
The films are coming out next year. You can have a look at the teaser and posters below. There's a great cast involved, including a few easy-on-the-eye young gentlemen.
So far, the books are fun blockbusters. They're far from the best Young Adult book I've ever read but are so fast-paced and exciting that it doesn't really matter. They have a huge following so, no doubt, the films will be massive hits. It's got a female lead and lots of romance but the action film premise is sure to get boys on board too (where they tend not to go to Twilight).
And they're probably the biggest generational crossover hit since Harry Potter too. Has anyone else read them yet?