The Hunger Games dethroned by Fifty Shades of Grey

The odds are no longer in The Hunger Games’ favor. After 16 weeks in the number one spot, the massively popular dystopian bloodbath novel was dethroned by the trendy book of the moment, Fifty Shades of Grey, on USA Today’s Bestsellers List. The erotic novel, which began as Twilight fan-fiction, climbed three places on the list while former champ, The Hunger Games, dropped to number five. There really are no losers in this story however, as the top six spots on the list are dominated by the two buzzworthy trilogies. The Hunger Games sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay placing second and fourth while Fifty Shades of Grey’s sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, fill third and sixth place. Since its release in 2011, Fifty Shades of Grey has caused controversy thanks to its vivid sexuality and themes of anti-feminism. Universal Pictures is in the early stages of working on a film adaptation. ~Kyle Sharp

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  1. TheTruth • April 28, 2012 @ 1:10 PM

    It’s quite amazing that a seemingly nobody writing some simple fan fiction from a previously established series, can suddenly hit it big with major book deals and movie contracts. Congrats to taking the #1 spot, and the ongoing success of the series.

  2. winnie cooper • April 28, 2012 @ 3:11 PM

    Congratulations to society for being illiterate.

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