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Local readers hungry for 'Hunger Games'

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fadel Alkilani of Sikeston looks at the map of Panem, the fictional country in the popular book series, "The Hunger Games."
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

SIKESTON -- Not since "Twilight" has one book series generated as much buzz as "The Hunger Games" is now.

Local libraries can't keep the teen/young adult series on their book shelves.

"Lots of kids are coming in and asking for them, and I have a waiting list," said Lisa Lawson, Sikeston High School librarian. "It is a very popular book at the high school."

However, Lawson noted the book series was not as popular until the news got out about the release of a film version of the book.

"We have two copies of each book, and I can't keep them on the shelf," Lawson said.

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