On June 17, 2019, it was announced that Suzanne Collins, author of the hit dystopian trilogy "The Hunger Games" will release a prequel that is set 64 years before the beginning of "The Hunger Games" trilogy. The novel is set to release on May 19, 2020.
Like many other teens and pre-teens in the early 2010s, I was obsessed with "The Hunger Games." I was so obsessed that I even bought a cardboard cutout of Peeta. I remember when I picked up the first book and consumed it in one sitting over an 8-hour period.
Years later, The Hunger Games would come to define an important growth period of my adolescence. The books were cruel and unforgiving and Collins' prose left an imprint on me. The themes of oppression and survival stirred the activist in me, and reading about the strong female character that was Katniss Everdeen was very empowering for me at a young age.
I'm not the only one beyond excited and feeling nostalgic, the fandom returned to Twitter to express their excitement, here are some of the best reactions to the prequel announcement:
The shock: this is really happening!
*sees Suzanne Collins, official, and Hunger Games prequel in the same sentence* https://t.co/gmeTkHynJ1— Gaby (@Gaby)1560823108.0
Fans digging up their merch from 2012.
“Suzanne Collins set to release a prequel to The Hunger Games 64 years before Katniss’ story” Me: https://t.co/05Ok1G0G0w— 🦋abbie🦋 LOVER (@🦋abbie🦋 LOVER)1560786834.0
The speculation on who the main character is.
Wanna know who won the Hunger Games 64 years before the trilogy? Mags. It’s a Mags book. https://t.co/5dJFXvY3Mf— Jessica James (@Jessica James)1560777148.0
Remembering who the speculated main character is.
the upcoming hunger games prequel is set during mags’ games, I’m so excited to see her origin. never forget that in… https://t.co/vPcwH1TfLR— courtney (@courtney)1560783411.0
The excitement and chaos.
suzanne collins: th-- literally everyone who's been aIive in the hunger games era: https://t.co/I4gLodTyTo— 𝕚𝕣𝕒 ✧ (@𝕚𝕣𝕒 ✧)1560789330.0
Suzanne Collins, the dystopian queen, is back.
the book community: *no longer reads dystopia, has no interest in the genre whatsoever, hasn’t even mentioned the h… https://t.co/HJakCQRxEz— maha ♡ (@maha ♡)1560805002.0
The braid and the pin.
me: i'm totally over the hunger games i'm too old for tha- suzanne collins: new thg prequel also me: https://t.co/8lRrp12fIO— Lucía💐 (@Lucía💐)1560781526.0
Take all of my money.
me: “i’m over the hunger games. it’s been years. i’ve moved on.” me showing up at suzanne collins’ house after hear… https://t.co/NTRZQV2p1L— michaela :)) (@michaela :)))1560785048.0
We all know that Lionsgate is more excited than anyone.
lionsgate ready to make bank again once suzanne collins finishes the hunger games prequel book https://t.co/4eQtnjh5uK— ari loves applehead (@ari loves applehead)1560786922.0