'The Hunger Games': Celebrities tweet their love

Hunger-Games-trilogy-tweetsImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR Photos (2); Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesA few weeks ago, Kristen Bell professed her love for Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy on Twitter. But it seems she’s not the only celeb to give The Hunger Games love in 140 characters or less. Here’s a sample of other celebs who can’t get enough of the books:

Elizabeth Banks: (actress, most recently seen on 30 Rock as Avery Jessup)

  • “MOCKINGJAY!!! Clearing three days of my life to devour this book. 3rd in Hunger Games trilogy. Read these!”

John Gallagher Jr.: (actor, Broadway star of American Idiot)

  • I just finished The Hunger Games and must IMMEDIATELY get to a book store to procure the second entry! Now reading… http://twitpic.com/2cbf0s
  • 1st copy fresh from a just opened shipment box. Thanks Book Court! http://twitpic.com/2ef1nf
  • Finished Catching Fire of the Hunger Games trilogy. Don’t know how most fans of the series waited a whole year for 3rd book.
  • It’s release day for Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins! Get your copy today! No I’m not working for the PR team. Just a really big fan/dork.
  • Had to put down Janis Ian for this. 100 pages in. It’s a nail biter! http://twitpic.com/2ipxyz
  • Just landed in LA. I spied several castmates reading The Hunger Games on the plane. It’s spreading!

Jodelle Ferland: (actress, most recently seen in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Bree)

  • @ZoeyActress Have I read them? Like 5 times! haha Im totally obsessed with them they are AMAZING! Being Katniss would be a dream come true=)
  • Hm….wonder where I could get a bow and arrows…I think I know who I wanna be for Halloween ;)
  • @JoMarie15 I was Gale before…but then I was converted to Peeta after Mockingjay! (gale was a bit of a jerk in it)
  • I got the Mockingjay pin! =) http://twitpic.com/2nl5y4
  • BTW I got my Mockingjay pin at Borders while I was at the airport (it’s US only store) & it’s actually a keychain, gonna turn it into a pin!

Melinda Doolittle:

  • “@SpunkyC 3rd installment of The Hunger Games series!” and “@gavincreel If you like fiction, you should read The Hunger Games! :-)”

And if showing love via Twitter isn’t enough, CBS Style named the trilogy one of this fall’s must-haves to carry around. And at a recent trip to a bookstore, President Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia picked up titles from the trilogy.

Have you read The Hunger Games? And do you know of other celebrities who enjoy the books? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Marie

    I’ve read two out of the three Hunger Games books. They are fantastic!

    • Viki

      Yes,You are right.

      • Bruna

        I am listening to them on audio SO good, but for the legnost time I thought the narrator just had a pretentious way of saying peter lolI’m on book 2 right now they are just now in training Have you read 11-23-63 yet? Another good one (so far)

  • Amiee

    Finally picked up Hunger Games after hearing everyone talk about it and was very plesantly surprised. Loved it and can’t wait to start the second one.

  • Michelle

    Read the first one when it came out. Love love love them

  • Fisher

    I was reluctant at first because it was a YA book but I caved because everyone was giving it such good reviews. I think it’s awesome. I was hooked by the second page.

    • Bleh

      Yeah, the YA class that they stamp on some of these books can be very misleading, which is why I never really pay attention to them. I’ve ready some excellent “YA” novels that were very mature and riveting, but of course because of the young protagonists, the books were stamped with that category.

    • Arjun

      This looks awesome! I never read the books, but I love this kind of story that rniemds me of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and Stephen King’s “The Long Walk”, or movies like “Battle Royal” and “The Running Man”. I’m looking forward to watching this.

  • LDSK

    A fantastic read! I couldn’t put it down.

  • Jake

    I am pleased to see that John Gallagher, Jr. was included in this celebrity twitter round-up. He was the first person I thought of when I clicked the title.

    • Tunder

      Thanks, Sean. I will look for them. There was also an interesting arcilte on io9 comparing the books to Twilight. And showing all the ways they kick Twilight to the curb.

  • Nini

    The Hunger Games was a real page-turner. Unfortunately, IMO, Catching Fire hasn’t lived up to the first. More than halfway in the book and I finally reached the Games. It’s still interesting, though, and I can’t wait to read the final one.

    • anonymous

      Thank you! I felt like the only one who thought that. All I heard when it was first released was how it was better than the first. Though like you, I still plan to read the final one. I may buy it and then donate it to my library – if it’s this popular they can use the extra copies. :)

      • Lisa

        IMHO – Mockinjay was a real disappointment and i HATED the ending…felt like she really rushed things along just to get the book out

    • stella

      those books are amazin! i so wanna learn to shoot a bow and arrow!
      wow catching fire was my favorite!
      the begining of mockingjay was good but it just went downhill after one of my favorite characters died..and it did seem really rushed and not complete

  • Andrea

    This trilogy was just recommended to me by a friend. I went to the library over the weekend to see if I could find a copy of the first book, but I had no luck. Since I’ve heard such good things, I think I will take a chance and just buy the books.

  • steph

    I read the first book last week, and I’m halfway through the second now. I love these books…It’s been so long since I’ve devoured a book like I have this one.

    • Daniel

      LOVE. These books were like crack. Can’t wait for the movie(s)!! I have an HG pinboard too did you see the nail poislh I pinned to it yesterday? The names are awesome. Ahhh BD is in 2 days. It’s about time I start obsessing on a new movie Crazy train: next stop = Panem!!

  • nodnarb

    I take it “celebrities” is being used rather loosely for this post.

    • Jaded

      LOL, I totally thought the same thing!

  • CindyC

    I love the trilogy. Got Mockingjay the day it was released & finished it the next day. I just pray the upcoming film franchise can do justice to it. Best YA novels (HP doesn’t count) – EVER. Actually, it’s not even YA. So if that is what’s stopping you then you are missing out.

  • ashley

    Don’t let the YA marking stop you! Or even–dare I say it?–the Independent Reader category. Some of the best books (insert funny, mature, thought-provoking) I’ve read have come from the YA or IR section.

    • Cris

      I worry that people will be turned off simply because the Hunger Games novels are considered YA, and most people nowadays picture sparkly vampires when they think about YA. But I found these books to be far more complex, and the characters far more realistic, than a lot of adult novels I’ve read. I absolutely adored all three books, and I hope people check them out, because they deserve to be read by as many people as possible.

      • Hikki

        It doesn’t help that Stephenie Meyer gave the books her stamp of approval.

        How she can even read the books when she goes on about being too holy to watch R-rated movies is beyond me.

  • Lauren

    just about to start ‘mockingjay’ now!! Amazing books. I can’t wait to see how the trilogy ends!!

    @andrea they are def worth buying! i bought each separately but wish i had just bought the trilogy box set when i saw it! i didn’t think i would love them this much!!

  • katiej

    Stephen King’s rave in EW convinced me to buy the first and immediately went back and bought the other two. Loved all three of the books – in fact, devoured them in a couple of days and then went back and re-read them.

  • Jaded

    I also decided to read them because of Stephen King’s review. I finished the first one in 2 days and I’m halfway through the 2nd already. Best series I’ve read since Harry Potter!

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