You've made me pick up the book again. "It's to the Capitol's advantage to have us divided among ourselves."
It's such a good book, mainly because it IS so plausible, maybe not the Hunger Games themselves, but the way the country and its people are divided- by design.
The Hunger Games. Read that, Catching Fire and the Mockingjay first. By comparison the movie sucked and I would give it a 5/10 . If you did not read the book first, you would miss a lot. But the author did have half a dozen people help her with the book. I think the producer needed the same. I very seldom read novels and this was not my bag.