Suzanne Collins (born August 10, 1962) is an American television writer and author, best known as the author of The New York Times best selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy (which consists of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay).

A 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, steps up to go in her sister's place to save her in a televised event called "The Hunger Games" where contestents kill or be killed.

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12, but have to start a "Victory Tour" of the country. Snow tells Katniss that when she defied the Capitol, she inspired rebellion in the districts.

Katniss, her sister Prim, and her friends Finnick and Gale all reluctantly adjust to a highly structured life in the underground District 13, which has been spearheading the rebellion in Panem.