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Remember when Kristen Stewart first graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly for The Twilight Saga? The June 2011 issue of EW will feature none other than Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss from The Hunger Games which is about to start filming in North Carolina.
It's no secret that the Twilight Saga is coming to a close with Breaking Dawn and there's been lots of chatter that “The Hunger Games is the next "Twilight.” Are there any similarities between the two series?
While the worlds of the stories are clearly very different, both series of books do feature a female protagonist who finds herself in a sort of love-triangle. Bella Swan is ultimately forced to choose between her ex-lover Edward Cullen and deep friendship with Jacob Black. And Katniss Everdeen faces a similar predicament between heart-throb Peeta Mallek and her best friend from home, Gale.
Could this similarity between the two best-selling book franchises lie be the secret to their universal appeal? Or do you think it's something other than conflicted love that lies at the heart of the success of these two franchises. Let us know!