Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Girl Who Was on Fire

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy
The Girl Who was on Fire edited by Leah Wilson

Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Smart Pop

Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 224
Source: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

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.
If you're a fan of the Hunger Games Trilogy, this is a must read! 

In, The Girl Who Was on Fire, 13 YA authors write essays  that take you back to Panem. They discuss Katniss, Peeta and Gale, the Games, the ending and more.

After I finished reading the trilogy, I couldn't help but want to know more, I was super exited when I got this in the mail and started reading it right away.

The essays in this book make you think deeply about the trilogy, the true symbolism behind the books with the wonderful analysis from thirteen authors. After reading each essay, I had to stop a bit and think about what I just read. There were many thing that were pointed out by the authors in this book, that I missed in the trilogy. It makes me want to go back and reread them which I think I will.

The authors who contributed to this book were:
Sarah Rees Brennan, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Elizabeth M. Rees, Lili Wilkinson, Ned Vizzini, Carrie Ryan, Cara Lockwood, Terri Clark, Blythe Woolston, Sarah Darer Littman, Adrienne Kress, and Bree Despain.

I really enjoyed reading The Girl who was on Fire and learning about other authors' take on the books

If you haven't read the Hunger Game trilogy because you think they're silly young adult books, this book may change your mind with the beautiful analytical essays,


Cozy in Texas said...

This sounds interesting. I haven't read Hunger Games yet.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought "What! They're rippin' off from The Hunger Games!" THEN I read that it was centered on The Hunger Games, and it went directly to my to-buy shelf! Thanks for the review!

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