Popular young adult literature is not to be reduced to its entertainment value. On the contrary, due to the high number of readers it can often prove rewarding to further investigate the stories ethics. This diploma thesis addresses the concepts of society and justice, which underlie Suzanne Collins Hunger Games-trilogy, from the perspective of Christian social ethics. Therefore, the storys different social classes are identified and analyzed according to Catholic social teaching, showing different problems in society. Furthermore, the characters different mindsets concerning justice are described. Then, the revolutionary war in Panem will be analyzed, revealing that it cannot be ethically justified. The last chapter focuses on similarities between society in Panem and society in the modern world, addressing some of the latters problems. Therefore this thesis concludes that the Hunger Games-trilogy can be interpreted as a critique of modern society and a warning of a future progression to failure of society.