“The Hunger Games” – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

“The Hunger Games” is the original novel in a bestselling series by author Suzanne Collins. This suspenseful tale inspired a popular film starring Jennifer Lawrence as protagonist Katniss Everdeen, who saves her younger sister by volunteering to compete in a televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In order to survive the game and emerge victorious, this young fighter must put all her skills to the ultimate test.

This suspenseful tale inspired a popular movie starring Jennifer Lawrence as protagonist Katniss Everdeen.

Teens are invited to this month’s “Book vs. Movie Club” at the library to discuss the book, then watch “The Hunger Games” on the big screen. The program takes place at the Library on Saturday, March 26. Attendees can choose to watch the Spanish version of the film at 11:30 a.m. or the English version at 2 p.m. Registration is now open.

A limited number of books are available for participants, which can be reserved and picked up in advance. The film “The Hunger Games” is rated PG-13 for its intense violent thematic material and disturbing visuals. Families should use discretion in determining the appropriate age for young viewers.

Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be available during the film. The “Book vs. Movie Club” is a monthly program, exploring the differences and similarities shared by popular books and movies of the same name. Look for other “Book vs. Film” events on the last Saturday of each month.

Attendees can register now at estesvalleylibrary.org and sign up for an advance copy of the book.

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