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Includes 3 brand new essays on Gale, the Games, and Mockingjay!
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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 - Movie Edition, sixteen YA authors take you back to the world of the Hunger Games 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, Panem, and the series, 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?
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. A film version of the first book, The Hunger Games
, starring Academy Award-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, will be released in March 2012.
The first edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire offered even more to think about for teen readers already engrossed by the Hunger Games. From the trilogys darker themes of violence and social control to reality television, fashion and weaponry, the collections exploration of the Hunger Games by other YA writers revealed exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss world really is. The Girl Who Was on Fire - Movie Edition, released just in time for the release of the first Hunger Games film, includes three brand new essays to take readers even deeper into this challenging YA phenomenon.
* 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 historyand what can we?
Contributors: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Diana Peterfreund (NEW)
About the Author
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
"Hunger Game Theory" - Diana Peterfreund
"Crime of Fashion" Terri Clark
"Bent, Shattered, and Mended" Blythe Woolston
"Did the Third Book Suck? - Brent Hartinger
"The Politics of Mockingjay" Sarah Darer Littman
"Gale: Knight. Cowboy. Badass." - Jackson Pearce
"The Inevitable Decline of Decadence" Adrienne Kress
"Community in the Face of Tyranny" Bree Despain