Here's Everything You Need To Know About The New "Hunger Games" Book — "Sunrise On The Reaping" — Plus The Best Tweets About It

This is not a drill: Suzanne Collins is writing another book set in the world of The Hunger Games.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," wearing battle gear with bow and arrows, stands in front of an explosion
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This morning, it was announced by Scholastic that a fifth book in The Hunger Games series would be released on March 18, 2025.

Suzanne Collins stands on the red carpet at a book-related event, wearing a floral dress and a dark jacket. Other attendees and banners are visible in the background
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The new book, titled Sunrise on the Reaping, is set 24 years before the events of The Hunger Games. According to Scholastic, the book begins on the morning of the reaping for the 50th Hunger Games, aka the Second Quarter Quell.

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in athletic gear, seated on a platform, as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from "The Hunger Games."

The Second Quarter Quell is notably the year Haymitch Abernathy won the Hunger Games. He was the second victor from District 12 and the only living victor when Katniss and Peeta won with his mentorship during the 74th Hunger Games.

Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from The Hunger Games, with Harrelson's character speaking to Lawrence's character

Prior to Sunrise on the Reaping, Suzanne teased Haymitch's Hunger Games in Catching Fire. To "celebrate" the 50th Hunger Games, four children were reaped from each district instead of only the standard two tributes.

Woody Harrelson writing on a glass board while wearing a knit beanie and a thick sweater

This book also comes after we all now know that Haymitch wasn't the first District 12 tribute to win the Hunger Games, but rather, it was Lucy Gray Baird.

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In a statement to the Associated Press about the new book, Suzanne said, "With Sunrise on the Reaping, I was inspired by [Scottish philosopher] David Hume's idea of implicit submission and, in his words, 'the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.'"

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She continued, saying, "The story also lent itself to a deeper dive into the use of propaganda and the power of those who control the narrative. The question 'Real or not real?' seems more pressing to me every day."

Tom Blyth in a red suit and Rachel Zegler in a period costume stand facing each other in a large, indoor arena
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And, alongside the new book announcement, Lionsgate, the studio behind the previous The Hunger Games movies, announced that an adaptation of Sunrise on the Reaping will hit theaters on Nov. 20, 2026.

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So, naturally, people flocked to X, formerly Twitter, to share their absolute excitement over this new Hunger Games universe book and movie news. Here are the best (and funniest) reactions to everything:

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Rachel Zegler / X / Via Twitter: @rachelzegler


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Lionsgate / Via Twitter: @amymarchtv_


Netflix / Scholastic / Via Twitter: @amymarchtv_


@mockingjaays / Via Twitter: @mockingjaays


@jennifercarolyn / Via Twitter: @jennifercarolyn


@snxwbaird / Via Twitter: @snxwbaird


Nickelodeon / Scholastic / Via Twitter: @westsidesorry


Scholastic / Via Twitter: @WORSHlPTHESUN


@mockingjaays / Via Twitter: @mockingjaays


Nickelodeon / Via Twitter: @lqvekanthony


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@kimichkis / Via Twitter: @kimichkis


@blakeverdeen / Via Twitter: @blakeverdeen


@peetaspastry / Via Twitter: @peetaspastry


Netflix / Via Twitter: @sixofsongbirds


Film Updates / X / Via Twitter: @croissantom


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Scholastic / Via Twitter: @fangruneen


Warner Bros / Letterboxd / Via Twitter: @lordestruggles


Lionsgate / Everett Collection / Via Twitter: @gallavichisback

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