Sure, the Hunger Games books are emotional roller coasters that broach deep moral questions. But a lot of books have those qualifications. Why aren’t they all as wildly popular as The Hunger Games?
Because the story is highly marketable on an organic level.
SPOILER ALERT for Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) and Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings).
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After finishing the Hunger Games trilogy, I was torn between:
- Wanting to learn the author’s techniques so I could make my readers feel as strongly for my characters as I did for the Hunger Games characters