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by Suzanne Collins

Analysis: Genre

Dystopian Literature

Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy imagines a world that is a total nightmare of a place, the opposite of a utopia. The totalitarian government of Panem has complete control of the citizens' lives and subjects them to horrifying acts of cruelty – that are then televised on national television! That gives this novel a dystopian flavor. You're probably familiar already with other dystopian literature, like George Orwell's 1984, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Lois Lowry's The Giver, or Alan Moore's V for Vendetta.

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