From the New York Times Learning page:
If you’re like many of the students who post on The Learning Network, you won’t have to consult the Movies section to answer the question, “When will the first film in the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy come out?” (March 23. But you already knew that, right?)
These dystopian young-adult novels, which have “pretty much owned” The Times’s children’s series bestseller list for a year and a half, have, like the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” series before them, enthralled fans of all ages and backgrounds.
Many educators see them as a way to both excite avid readers and hook reluctant ones, and have devised imaginative ways to teach with them already.