MacLeod wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 13:39:
Except that Suzanne Collins has gone on record to say she never actually had heard of the book or seen the movie before she wrote the first novel. It was brought to her attention after she turned in the manuscript, and she says when she asked if she should look into them, they told her not to and to finish her series first. She maintains that she still has never read the book or seen the movie.
When I was a kid I read a book about a boy who was told he was a wizard and moved into the wizard school to learn magic. It featured almost everything from the first Harry Potter novel, and was written 20 years prior.
Almost any idea you can come up with has been thought of by someone else, it is impossible to get away from. This is why PU is wrong on this subject.