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Suzanne Collins Wrote A Touching Letter Saying Goodbye To The "Hunger Games" Series

"Thank you for volunteering for the Games and inhabiting these characters with such texture, color, humor and pain."

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The final film in the Hunger Games series is in theaters now, wrapping up the story of Katniss Everdeen and her life in Panem.

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To honor the series' end, author Suzanne Collins wrote a letter to the fans and all who took part in the film.

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"Having spent the last decade in Panem, it’s time to move on to other lands," she wrote on the Scholastic website. "But before I do, I’d like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone associated with the film franchise."

"I'm thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen. "
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"I'm thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen. "

She thanks the directors, screenwriters, and production team, as well as Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast: "There’s no Hunger Games without Katniss. I hoped for someone good enough, and I got someone who exceeded all my expectations."

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"Jennifer Lawrence, your emotional depth, luminous presence, and sheer power carry this story and I will always be grateful to you for opening the door and allowing it to come into your life."

"And for the rest of the cast, if I had a chance, who would I replace in these films? No one. I don't think there's a weak link in the chain, and what an exquisite chain it is."
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"And for the rest of the cast, if I had a chance, who would I replace in these films? No one. I don't think there's a weak link in the chain, and what an exquisite chain it is."

She concluded with a note about the series as a whole: "For me, The Hunger Games Trilogy is part of a larger goal to introduce the ideas of just war theory to young audiences."

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"But how much wider and more varied an audience came with the films, and the credit for that goes to all of you who contributed so much to this project.

"To all the readers and viewers who have accompanied Katniss on her journey, thank you for playing a role in The Hunger Games, you are truly a vital part of the experience. "

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You can read the full letter over at Scholastic.