On Friday, Amazon announced that everyone's favorite bow-and-arrow heroine Katniss Everdeen from District 12 had outsold Britain's lightning-bolt-scarred wizard Harry Potter. There are seven books in the Harry Potter series and there are three books in the "The Hunger Games'" series.
Sara Nelson, the editorial director at Amazon, said in a statement, "the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before."
"Interestingly, this series is only three books versus Harry Potter's seven, and to achieve this result in just four years is a great testament to both the popularity of the work and, we think, the growth in reading digitally during that time," she said.
"The Hunger Games" is the most borrowed e-book for Kindles, Nelson noted, and the Harry Potter series hadn't become available for sale on the Kindle until a few months ago.
"The Hunger Games," which has taken the world by storm, is a trilogy about a young woman, Katniss Everdeen, who is literally removed from her family and forced to "play" to the death, where she is expected to kill other children from her country who have also been picked by the government. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world where "Hunger Games" are held every year to remind families across the country how powerful the government truly is, and how they must suffer as a result of one of the districts uprising.
The series follows Katniss Everdeen. Children, teens and adults have been drawn to the tantalizing series.
The first film of the movie was released in November 2011 and the second movie is set to be filmed in Georgia during the fall.
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