An extremely refreshing, earnest discussion of The Hunger Games. My very personal connection to these books is due in large part to the metaphorical implications of the series, including, but in no way limited to, those that Hank puts forth in this video. I think Suzanne Collins has masterfully weaved together themes of self-discovery and agency, feminism, social awareness and activism, corruption, and class into The Hunger Games series, but these topics seem largely ignored by the fandom because the author has also written realistic and relatable threads of love, insecurity, and friendship. I don’t mean to chastise Collins for that, it is the combination of the two that makes the plotting so brilliant and the characters so rich. But I do think that The Hunger Games merits more serious discussion. Thank you Hank for making this.