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Recently, I’ve been losing sleep to my latest literary addiction: The Hunger Games. For maybe the five of you who haven’t heard of this series, it’s a trilogy by Suzanne Collins, set in an unspecified dystopian future. From what I understand, Collins took ancient Rome as her inspiration. The story takes place in a country known as “Panem”–certainly a portmanteau of “Pan America.” No longer are there states; rather, the country has been broken into districts. We are told there were thirteen (mirroring the original thirteen colonies, perhaps?), but there are now only twelve–the thirteenth
having been bombed out of existence some seventy years before the
story opens.
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