Suzanne Collins loved George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 as a teen. Other faves include Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, and Lord of the Flies by William Golding (source).
Suzanne Collins has said in interviews that if she were in the Hunger Games, her training score would have been a 4. Her special skill? Hiding (source).
Horror novelist Stephen King loves The Hunger Games. He even reviewed the book for Entertainment Weekly (source).