Very early this past Tuesday morning, throngs of young readers filled more than two and a half city blocks in downtown Portland to be the first to get their copies of Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay, the third and final book in her acclaimed, bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.
As the New York Times noted:
It is not "Harry Potter" or "Twilight," but there are echoes of those phenomena in the reception of "Mockingjay," the final volume of Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" books, a trilogy of dystopian young-adult novels.
[...] At Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., managers have ordered 3,600 copies of "Mockingjay," a supply they hope will last about three weeks. Gerry Donaghy, the new-book purchasing supervisor at Powell's, said he expected the book would be right behind the Stieg Larsson "Millennium" series in sales for the year.
Check out our photos from the midnight release party below — and click here to see even more!
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