"If every era demands its post-apocalyptic saga," writes Diane Vadino in this month's issue, "Then The Hunger Games is ours." And after years of vampires, werewolves, and wizards, it might also be something of a relief. The books and forthcoming movie don't depend on supernatural elements and born-this-way magicians to save the world. Instead, it puts real kids in a terrifying but maybe not so unbelievable future America, one where a destroyed nation is ruled by a despotic Capital City, and human sacrifices - twenty-four kids a year - are demanded by the citizens, and devoured by each other on live TV.
You probably know the rest of the story (and if you don't, we recommend zooming through the addictive books this weekend). But you may not know the actresses playing four of our favorite tributes - Glimmer (Leven Rambin), Rue (Amandla Stenberg), Clove (Isabelle Fuhrman), and Foxface (Jackie Emerson).
Pick up this month's issue to read their stories - and click below to see them in action on our fashion shoot!
On Amanda: Top by Gap, earrings by Kara Ross.
From left: Leven, Amandla, Jackie, and Isabel.
Jackie and Amandla.
On Leven: Blouse by Reiss, bracelets by Robert Anthony.
On Leven: Top by Yigal Azrouel, skirt by Preen. On Amandla: Blazer by Rebecca Minkoff, top and leggings by American Apparel, vintage belt, Nine West shoes.
From left: Leven in Yigal Azrouel and Preen, Amandla in Rebecca Minkoff and American Apparel, Jackie in a Preen top and Ohne Titel skirt, and Isabel in a Tibi top and Satine shorts.
On Leven: Blouse by Reiss, shorts by Alice Yim, On Isabel: Top by Gap, shorts by Mara Hoffman, belt by Bally.
On Jackie: Blouse by Reiss, necklace by Kara Ross.