After the widely successful film adaptation of the post apocalyptic teen novel, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is making waves in libraries as well.
The Auckland libraries are no exception, as currently 2610 people are currently in line to borrow the book.
As of this writing, the novel tops a list of the most requested titles. Although the Auckland libraries collectively house 229 copies of the book, and four more are on order, a three month waiting period is set for readers looking to borrow a copy, according to Louise LaHatte, Auckland libraries regional resources manager.
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The book, by American Suzanne Collins, heads a list of the most requested titles. Even with 229 copies available and four more on order, readers are waiting up to three months for a copy, Auckland Libraries regional resources manager Louise LaHatte said.
According to a report by the New Zealand Herald, in the capital 226 people are queuing for city libraries’ 51 copies and in Christchurch 365 people are waiting for 75 books.
The book follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen and her experience at being chosen to participate in the Hunger Games, along with 12 boys and 11 other girls who are expected to fight for their lives until only one is left.
The story is about 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who is selected by lottery to take part in an annual event in which 12 boys and 12 girls battle for their lives until only one is left.