Suzanne Collins to Fans: No MOCKINGJAY Spoilers!


Suzanne Collins is gearing up for the highly anticipated released of Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy, and she has a message for her fans: No spoilers! She released a statement on the official Hunger Games Facebook page asking fans to avoid sharing spoilers before or immediately after the August 24th release date. Here is her statement in full:

Dear Readers,

I can’t tell you how excited I am for the release of Mockingjay on August 24th, and how grateful I am for all the anticipation that’s been expressed in advance of the release date. One of the most important things to me is that everyone in the world is going to be able to experience the final book of The Hunger Games all at the same time, and be able to discover what happens in the book without hearing about it elsewhere first. Word will certainly travel fast, but I urge you – before or immediately after August 24th – to please respect the other Hunger Games fans worldwide and avoid sharing any spoilers, so that the conclusion of Katniss’s story can unfold for each reader the way it was meant to unfold.

I am eagerly looking forward to August 24th and the entrance of Mockingjay in the world. Then (and only then) let the conversations begin!

Sincerely,

Suzanne Collins

Scholastic has Mockingjay under a strict embargo to prevent any spoilers from getting out. David Levithan, v.p. and editorial director at Scholastic, told Publisher’s Weekly, “I’ve never worked on a project that was so top secret. I actually had to wipe the file from my laptop when I was done with it, for fear that I’d be the guy who leaves his laptop in a taxi and ends up ruining it for everyone.” Despite all the precautions, people usually find a way to get around them. Like I did with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Breaking Dawn, I’ll probably avoid Twitter, Facebook, and any fan sites starting on the evening of the 23rd until I finish the book. How about you? Do you plan on going off the grid on August 24th?

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