The film adaptation of the popular book series The Hunger Games comes out tomorrow. Katie Dreyer, Youth Services Librarian tells KNIA/KRLS News that she thinks adaptations are a positive thing. She says although things get changed which can be frustrating to readers, it also encourages kids who see the movies to read the books. The Hunger Games will be premiering at 12:01 Friday morning at Pella Cinemas; a release party at the library will be from 8:00 to 9:30 in the evening Thursday. To sign up for the party call the Pella Library at 641-628-4268.
Annie Leonard, Manager at the Next Chapter in Knoxville, tells KNIA/KRLS News that The Hunger Games series is unique in that it has brought in people of all ages into the bookstore. She says that their store has sold the books to pre-teens, older adults, and all sorts of ages in between. Leonard notes that The Hunger Games is one of those cultural, water-cooler books. Everyone wanted to check it out even before the movie was announced. She says that it’s not quite as strong of a gateway book as the Twilight series was, but it still has brought a lot of people back that haven’t done a lot of reading in the past.