Suzanne Collins Just Announced a New ‘Hunger Games’ Book and It’s About Haymitch’s Games

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The Hunger Games revival is not slowing down anytime soon! Scholastic just announced that Suzanne Collins will be releasing a brand-new Hunger Games book in 2025 and it may just be our most anticipated book yet! Not only will it be taking place in the same universe, but it’s a prequel that will be going back to the 50th Hunger Games. Sound familiar? Well, that’s because that was the games that Haymitch Abernathy from District 12 won. Ready to find out more about the new novel?

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunrise on the Reaping by Suzanne Collins.

Wait, we’re getting another Hunger Games book?!

Yep! Scholastic announced the news on June 6, 2024 and revealed that Suzanne had written another prequel called Sunrise on the Reaping.

What will Sunrise on the Reaping be about?

According to Scholastic, “Sunrise on the Reaping will revisit the world of Panem twenty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Fiftieth Hunger Games, also known as the Second Quarter Quell.”

If you’re a big Hunger Games fan, then you already know that the winner of those games was none other than Haymitch Abernathy from District 12. Whether or not it will actually follow from his POV still hasn’t been confirmed, but now we’re finally going to see what happened to him in the games.

In a press release, Suzanne Collins said, With Sunrise on the Reaping, I was inspired by David Hume’s idea of implicit submission and, in his words, ‘The easiness with which the many are governed by the few.’ The story also lent itself to a deeper dive into the use of propaganda and the power of those who control the narrative. The question ‘Real or not real?’ seems more pressing to me every day.”

When will Sunrise on the Reaping be released?

The book is set for release on March 18, 2025, so there’s still a bit of a wait. Scholastic also confirmed that the book will be out in print, digital, and audio formats, so no matter how you want to read this book, you have plenty of options!

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