Apr 13, 2013

Do you like the Hunger Games? Then check out my Double Header Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

The Girl Who Was on Fire
Completely Unauthorized ~ Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

Katniss Everdeen's adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.

In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss' world really is.

• How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch's drinking, Annie's distraction, and Wiress' speech problems?
• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
• Why isn't the answer to "Peeta or Gale?" as interesting as the question itself?
• What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history and what can we?

The Girl Who Was On Fire covers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy.

My Review :
This is a fascinating book. I loved reading the first book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. The second book was ok, but the third was disturbing, especially the ending. It was interesting hearing all the points of views about the Hunger Games included in this book. I was interested in reading this book to see what authors thought of the series. Each essay gives the reader a lot to think on. I liked seeing how different people viewed the same book(s) in many different ways. I thought this book was an interesting idea, but it's not one I'll read more than once. It is worth reading for those who Love the Hunger Games books and movie(s). But if you are not a fan of the Hunger Games, then this book is definitely not for you.

The Panem Companion
The UnOfficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games

-What does Panem look like?
-How does Panem define race?
-How do Panem’s districts reflect the major themes of the trilogy?
-What allusions to our world are found in Panem names like Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Cinna, Everdeen, and Mellark?

Go deeper into the home of the Hunger Games with the creator of the best-known fan map of Panem.

The Panem Companion gives fresh insight into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy by looking at the world of the Hunger Games and the forces that kept its citizens divided since the Dark Days. With a blend of academic insight and the true passion of a fan, V. Arrow explores how Panem could have evolved from the America we know today and uses textual clues to piece together Panem’s beliefs about class, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, and more. Includes an extensive name lexicon and color-illustrated unofficial map of Panem.

My Review :
This book really did not add much to my knowledge of Panem and the thirteen districts from what I had read in the books.   It is an insight into what could happen in our world to cause American to turn into a Panem type society.  The information and ideas in this book seemed to base most of the reasons for Panem turning out like it did to Race issues.  I really didn't care as much for this book as I thought I would when reading the blurb.

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  1. I think it would be interesting to read what others have to say/write about The Hunger Games.

    slehan at juno dot com

  2. I have read The Hunger Games and was not fond of them.

    slehan at juno dot com

  3. I have not read "The Hunger Games", but I did see the movie. It was interesting & kept my attention. I ended up rooting for Katniss, but now that I've read your review, I would like to read what other authors thought of the book.


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