The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie (5) Orders , My Favorites + Ranking, Easter Eggs & more…

The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie Orders , Characters, My Favorites + Ranking, TBOSAS : Easter Eggs, Parallels & more...

The Hunger Games Guide : Everything you need to know about the books and movies!!

Are your Instagram and Tiktoks FYP full of “Josh Hutcherson Whistle Memes’? and don’t know what’s actually happening?… Well I can’t escape it either but it’s mostly because everyone is in their hunger games era FOR the new hunger games movie – “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’.

If you have no idea about any of the books or movies. And really want to know what the hype is about… Well don’t worry I’ve got you covered with this guide!! Which has everything you need to know about The Hunger Games, books + movies, easter eggs and parallels and more!!

The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie Orders , Characters, My Favorites + Ranking, TBOSAS : Easter Eggs, Parallels & more...

About The Hunger Games :

The hunger games is a book to movie series adaptation of the bestselling author Suzzane Collins. It’s a 4 book series with 5 movies. (Check the Books + Movie Order, here). 

It’s about a post-apocalyptic dystopian world called Panem, which is divided into 12 districts and ruled by a dictatorial Capitol. Every year a boy and a girl (between the ages of 12 and 18) from each district are chosen and forced to participate in the live  televised event called The Hunger Games.

Where the participants (tributes) have to fight to death in a vast arena created by the Capitol Game makers till one of them survives and the winner gets to return home as a victor and lots of luxury. The winner’s district is also rewarded with food from the Capitol for a year. 

The first book and movie follows Katnis Everdeen who volunteers as a tribute for her little sister Prim Everdeen in the 74th Hunger Games. Along with her, Peeta Mellark was selected as tribute from her district. And the survival game begins…  

The Hunger Games (Books + Movie Order) :

The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie Orders , Characters, My Favorites + Ranking, TBOSAS : Easter Eggs, Parallels & more...

The hunger games has a total of 4 books. The latest book to movie adaptation came out last month which is actually the prequel book of the series set in 64 years before the books and movies are set in. You can either read or watch the book and movie first or after the trilogy. But for better experience you can choose the chronological order of the publication and release date. 

The Hunger Games Chronological Order : 

  • “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”
  • “The Hunger Games”
  • “Catching Fire”
  • “Mockingjay”

Books & Movie Order with dates : 

Books ;

  • 1. The Hunger Games – September 14, 2008.
  • 2. Catching Fire – September 1, 2009.
  • 3. Mockingjay – August 24, 2010.
  • 4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – May 19, 2020

Movies :

  • The Hunger Games (March 23, 2012)
  • Catching Fire (November 22, 2013)
  • Mockingjay – Part 1 (November 21, 2014)
  • Mockingjay – Part 2 (November 20, 2015)
  • The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (November 17, 2023)

Meet The Characters :

The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie Orders , Characters, My Favorites + Ranking, TBOSAS : Easter Eggs, Parallels & more...

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The Hunger Games Follows Katniss and Peeta throughout the first 4 movies and books. And we meet new characters in every movie. But the latest movie TBOSAS, has different characters as it’s set 64 years before the first book’s events but snow characters remain the same as his younger self.

  • Katniss Everdeen – Jennifer Lawrence
  • Peeta Mellark  – Josh Hutcherson
  • Primrose Everdeen – Willow Shields
  • Gale Hawthorne – Liam Hemsworth
  • Finnick Odair – Sam Claflin
  • Haymitch Abernathy – Woody Harrelson
  • Effie Trinket – Elizabeth Banks
  • Caesar Flickerman – Stanley Tucci
  • President Alma Coin – Julianne Moore
  • President Snow – Donald Sutherland
  • President Snow (Young) – Tom Blyth
  • Lucy Gray Baird – Rachel Zegler
  • Tigris – Hunter Schafer

My Favorites + Ranking :

The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie Orders , Characters, My Favorites + Ranking, TBOSAS : Easter Eggs, Parallels & more...

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I was really young when the books and movies came out and definitely didn’t get the hype until the ballad of songbird movie announcement and honestly I didn’t even know there was a new book/ prequel published in 2020. But I read all the books and re-watched the movies this year (because I barely have any memory of the hunger games when I watched it back in 2014-2015.

It took me a while to get into the hunger games world but I’m obsessed now and I just can’t stop talking about it. I’ve enjoyed all the books and have mutual feelings and reactions about the movies. But catching fire and the songbird and snakes are my current favorites. 

Here’s my ranking of the books and movies : 

  •  Catching Fire
  • The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  •  Mockingjay 
  • The Hunger Games

TBOSAS : Easter Eggs & Parallels :

The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie Orders , Characters, My Favorites + Ranking, TBOSAS : Easter Eggs, Parallels & more...

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  • “Is Lucy Gray and Katniss related ?” was the first question that came on my mind after watching the trailer. But sadly they aren’t!! There are probably millions of theories and similarities between the characters. Starting from the iconic courtesy/bow  when they are selected for tribute. 
  • The mockingjay has a great symbol throughout the books and movies. Katniss dresses as one in the first movie and addresses her as a mockingjay which also symbolizes rebellion. And in the latest movie, TBOSAS the mockingjay birds appear when lucy gray and snow are together and in the last scene when she fled. 
  • In the first scene where lucy gray became a tribute she was wearing a corset that had primrose and katniss flowers designed in it which refers to the previous movies characters. Also in one of her last interactions with snow she says “I think I’ll go dig up some katniss…”
  • “White Blood, Red Snow…” I actually saw an edit of snow with this edit and I can’t stop hearing about this song whenever i see snow especially with all of his red outfit and white buzz cut.  

My Favorite Hunger Games Quotes :

The Hunger Games Guide : Details, Books + Movie Orders , Characters, My Favorites + Ranking, TBOSAS : Easter Eggs, Parallels & more...

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“May the odds be ever in your favor.”

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”

“You’re still trying to protect me. Real or not real,” he whispers. “Real,” I answer. “Because that’s what you and I do, protect each other.”

“The things we love most, destroy us every time.”

“Hope is kind of like dominos. Once one falls, the rest follow.”

“That is the thing with giving your heart. You never wait for someone to ask. You hold it out and hope they want it”

“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever.”

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