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Burning for more of the Hunger Games?
The Girl Who Was on Fire
Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy
Edited by Leah Wilson
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.
- 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.
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Why are we putting out a Movie Edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire?
Well, book publishers love new editions. (It gives bookstores a reason to take a fresh look at an old book.) And who am I to resist an excuse to jump back into the Hunger Games series and have a few new writers write a few more great essays?
A few weeks ago, we asked you all to help us out by answering some Hunger Games poll questions. More than 200 of you were kind enough to comply (many of you without even entering to win one of the books we were offering as thanks)!
As I mentioned then, the reason for those poll questions was a presentation I was putting together on the Hunger Games for One Book Sarasota. And I promised I’d share that presentation when I returned.
So with the help of...
Between that white beard and a name like “Snow,” the citizens of Panem probably thought they were getting a Santa figure for president.
Little did they know his favorite celebration is the Hunger Games. Bring some much-needed holiday cheer to your favorite Panem-ites with these goodie ideas.
What People Are Saying
For fans of The Hunger Games series,Â The Girl Who Was On FireÂ serves as the perfect reading companion, one that emphasizes the strengths of the novels and pushes the reader to dig even deeper into the material, to continue to ask questions, draw comparisons, and apply the lessons to one’s own life.
In all, I would say that [The Girl Who Was on Fire] is a great collection of essays on the series. I was interested in all of them in some way, and I found a lot of interesting tidbits to use as discussion starters in my class.
Overall, I likedÂ The Girl Who Was On FireÂ and felt like I was discussing the Hunger Games with friends all over again. The moving and thought-provoking essays are a definite must-read for every Hunger Games fan!
Each author handled the subject matter very well–their love of the series comes through with their thought-provoking realizations and theories. I’m so glad that I had a chance to read this compilation about Suzanne Collin’s trilogy because The Hunger Games is the kind of series that provokes discussion andÂ The Girl Who Was On FireÂ not only allowed me to jump right back into the world that Suzanne Collins created, but gave me a new appreciation for the series.
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