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'The Hunger Games': Books To Tide You Over Until The Movie Premiere

  First Posted: 02/22/2012 5:30 pm   Updated: 02/23/2012 9:09 am

By Sarah Pitre for Bookish:

Shortness of breath. Racing heartbeat. An inability to acknowledge that the series is actually over. Pre-ordering movie tickets a month in advance (they go on sale today!). These are all symptoms one might experience after finishing the Hunger Games trilogy. Over at the YA blog Forever Young Adult, TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome) is a serious condition that can be remedied only by starting a new, equally satisfying book. Fortunately, the young adult genre is teeming with dystopian adventures that will tide you over until the first Hunger Games film hits theaters in March, though these books are just as likely to cause TEABS as they are to cure it. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Sarah Pitre lives in Austin, TX, where she spreads the gospel of YA and champ cans. Unlike Fred Savage, she totally loves kissing books.Read more at Bookish

TEABS Symptom: You are endlessly searching for a heroine that can stand up to Katniss.
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Book: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

While Katniss Everdeen is one BAMF, she may have found her literary match in Tris Prior, the heroine of "Divergent." Born in a world divided into factions based on personality, Tris chooses to leave her humble home in the selfless community of Abnegation and train with Dauntless, a brutal community of fearless warriors. As she endures a nightmarish boot camp (complete with the teen version of "Fight Club"), she uncovers a government conspiracy with the help of Four, her enigmatic and super sexy instructor. Packed with action and smoking hot chemistry, this book is guaranteed to wipe away any lingering "Mockingjay" angst. Bonus: The sequel, "Insurgent," is due out this spring.
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