Suzanne Collins Author Study
"Collins writes with raw power." — Time magazine
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Suzanne Collins, popular author of the middle grade series The Underland Chronicles, now has a new science fiction adventure series for older readers, The Hunger Games.
Start your author study by reading a short biography of Suzanne Collins and choosing some of her books to read. Then use the activities and lessons below to have fun with her fantastical settings and thrilling stories. For more information about Collins and her books, visit Suzanne Collins's Web site. Students can explore the new series in depth on The Hunger Games Web site .
Also, watch our exclusive video interview with Colllins to hear what inspired her to write The Hunger Games, and see her read aloud from the book.
Life is destiny, and once we find it, we must choose to follow it or deal with the consequences.
Gregor turns around and Boots is gone, taken back to the Underland. He has no choice but to follow and rescue her.
A plague, the Curse of the Warmbloods, is spreading throughout the Underworld, and Gregor and Boots have no choice but to go back to try and save their friends.
The mice have asked Luxa, princess of Regalia, for help. She, Gregor, and their bats Aeres and Aurora must go back into the jungle to help them.
Gregor hadn’t planned to fall into another world, or to tumble into an adventure, or to become a hero. But when he follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York City apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland where humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats. There, the fragile peace is about to fall apart, and Gregor discovers that a prophecy foretells a role for him in the Underland’s future. Little does he know that his quest will change him—and the Underland—forever.
This time, the prophecy said When the warrior has been killed, and Gregor knew he was the warrior.
Read the first chapter of Suzanne Collins' dystopic adventure story, The Hunger Games.
Fans of the book will love these fun, interactive activities related to The Underland Chronicles.
The Hunger Games — ritual, punishment, death. Only one can survive.