The final film in the Hunger Games series is in theaters now, wrapping up the story of Katniss Everdeen and her life in Panem.
To honor the series' end, author Suzanne Collins wrote a letter to the fans and all who took part in the film.
"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."
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."
"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."
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."
"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. "