Hungry for more Hunger Games?
Marissa Coomer, Reporter
April 20, 2012
Filed under Features
If you liked The Hunger Games, then read these similar novels and short stories.
1. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is about a group of boys that are stranded on a deserted island. They take a hand at governing themselves, with disastrous results. This book discusses controversial subjects of human nature, individual welfare, and the common good.
2. The book Ender’s Game, is a science fiction novel written in 1983. This book depicts Earth in the future. Ant-like aliens have invaded the Earth. In preparation for another wave of invasion, brilliant young kids are being trained in war combat.
1. “By the Waters of Babylon” is a short story by Stephen Vincent Benét. It is a story about a post-apocalyptic world following the destruction of industrial civilization. The story follows a man who goes to the forbidden place on a spiritual journey. The place turns out to be old New York.
2. “The Lottery” is a short story by Shirley Jackson. It depicts a town getting ready for the annual ritual known as the lottery. The ritual is meant to ensure a good harvest for the year. The winner of the lottery is chosen to be a sacrificial offering.
3. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a short story by Richard Connell. It is about a wealthy Cossack aristocrat living on an isolated island. The Cossack man waits for people to come onto his island. Once there he arms them with supplies, and sends them out into the jungle. He has instructed them that after a head start he will begin to hunt them. He never loses the most dangerous game.