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The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

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An exciting dystopian fantasy thriller series,and#160;The Hunger Gamesand#160;began its life as a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins, the first released in 2008. An immediate success, the first installment had a first printing of 50,000 hardcover copies, which quickly ballooned to 200,000. Spending one hundred consecutive weeks on theand#160;New York Timesand#160;bestseller list, the book was put into development for release on the big screen. The first film, starring Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, broke box office records, and all of its sequels are expected to follow suit.

Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Gamesand#160;charts the seriesand#8217;s success through the increasingly vocal online communities that drive the young adult book market. Essays here consider the fashion that the series has created and how the costumes, memorabilia, merchandising, and branding have become an ever bigger part of the fandom experience. Issues explored include debates over the movie starsand#8217; race and size, which tap into greater issues within the fan community and popular culture in general and the current argument that has divided fans and critics: whether or not the third book,and#160;Mockingjay, should be split into two films.

With this scholarly compendium, navigating the postapocalyptic landscape of Panem will be as effortless as Katniss Everdeenand#8217;s archery and ensure that the odds will be forever in your favor.

Synopsis:

Praised by writers from Stephen King to Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is dark, captivating, and deeply thought-provoking. Part straight-up survivalist adventure, part rich allegory, and part political thriller, the series has become a new YA favorite.

The Girl Who Was On Fire offers even more to think about for teen readers already engrossed by the Hunger Games. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to reality television, fashion, and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games by other YA writers reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss world really is.

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

Synopsis:

Katniss Everdeens 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 Haymitchs drinking, Annies distraction, and Wiress speech problems?

• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?

• Why isnt 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.

Synopsis:

Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games charts the series success through the increasingly vocal online communities that are driven by the young adult market in which the series is aimed at. The golden age of the internet has empowered young people to speak about their passions and young adult literature is a topic that is being discussed more widely then ever through blogging, video blogging, and social media sites which have allowed the fandom to flourish online.

About the Author

Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief, Smart Pop, at BenBella Books. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.

Table of Contents

"Why So Hungry for the Hunger Games?" – Sarah Rees Brennan

"Team Katniss" – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

"Your Heart Is a Weapon the Size of Your Fist" – Mary Borsellino

"Smoke and Mirrors" – Elizabeth M. Rees

"Someone to Watch Over Me" – Lili Wilkinson

"Reality Hunger" – Ned Vizzini

"Panem et Circenses" – Carrie Ryan

"Not So Weird Science" – Cara Lockwood

"Crime of Fashion" – Terri Clark

"Bent, Shattered, and Mended" – Blythe Woolston

"The Politics of Mockingjay" – Sarah Darer Littman

"The Inevitable Decline of Decadence" – Adrienne Kress

"Community in the Face of Tyranny" – Bree Despain

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935618041
Author:
Wilson, Leah
Publisher:
Intellect Ltd
Author:
Vizzini, Ned
Author:
Woolston, Blythe
Author:
Wilkinson, Lili
Author:
Carrie Ryan
Author:
Balkind, Nicola
Author:
Kress, Adrienne
Author:
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Author:
Rees, Elizabeth M.
Author:
Lockwood, Cara
Author:
Clark, Terri
Author:
Borsellino, Mary
Author:
DeSpain, Bree
Author:
Littman, Sarah Darer
Author:
Brennan, Sarah Rees
Subject:
Books & Libraries
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Film - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Intellect Books - Fan Phenomena
Publication Date:
20140715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrated in color throughout
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
14-18

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"Synopsis" by ,
Praised by writers from Stephen King to Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is dark, captivating, and deeply thought-provoking. Part straight-up survivalist adventure, part rich allegory, and part political thriller, the series has become a new YA favorite.

The Girl Who Was On Fire offers even more to think about for teen readers already engrossed by the Hunger Games. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to reality television, fashion, and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games by other YA writers reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss world really is.

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

"Synopsis" by ,
Katniss Everdeens 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 Haymitchs drinking, Annies distraction, and Wiress speech problems?

• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?

• Why isnt 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games charts the series success through the increasingly vocal online communities that are driven by the young adult market in which the series is aimed at. The golden age of the internet has empowered young people to speak about their passions and young adult literature is a topic that is being discussed more widely then ever through blogging, video blogging, and social media sites which have allowed the fandom to flourish online.
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