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The Girl Who Was on Fire

Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy

Edited by Leah Wilson

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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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The Girl Who Was on Fire – Movie Edition
Posted December 15th

Why are we putting out a Movie Edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire?

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For our new edition, we drafted Brent Hartinger, Jackson Pearce, and Diana Peterfreund to write essays for us: on mixed opinions of Mockingjay; why we shouldn’t forget about...

Our Hunger Games Talk for One Book Sarasota
Posted March 4th

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 Keynote, Quicktime, and YouTube—and with thanks...

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Hunger Games
Posted November 22nd

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.

Mockingjay Knee-High Socks. Fashionable and practical for wearing to archery training. The Hunger Games Miniature Book Necklace. Take your favorite book wherever you go. (If you prefer Catching Fire or Mockingjay to the first book, they’re also available.) Victor Earrings. Show your District 12 pride. Peeta’s Pearl Necklace. Take a page form Peeta’s...

What People Are Saying

If you are a super fan of The Hunger Games and like analyzing and discussing aspects of your readings, then you may find that The Girl Who Was On Fire will enrich your experience of the series.

— Aylee at Recovering Potter Addict

This book would be a great companion for teaching this text or for a book club. I highly recommend it to fans of the series as it adds another dimension to an already amazing series.

— Sara at Eve's Fan Garden

Smart Pop always delights and informs with their product, and The Girl Who Was on Fire is no exception. This miscellany is a sure-fire conversation starter and an outstanding reference guide for book club and class discussions. Highly recommended.

— R. J. Carter at The-Trades.com

Good stories do far more than entertain you. "The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins Hunger Games Trilogy" discusses the novels that have inspired the soon to be released major feature film 'The Hunger Games'. Discussing the philosophy that lies beneath the film, the characters within, and allegories of society, Leah Wilson and sixteen other writers of young adult fiction come together and provide much to think about with the work. "The Girl Who Was on Fire" is well worth considering for fans of the work.

— Midwest Book Review

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