The Girl Who Was on Fire (Movie Edition)

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

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Includes 3 brand new essays on Gale, the Games, and Mockingjay! **Already read the first edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire? Look for The Girl Who Was on Fire - Booster Pack to get just the three new essays and the extra movie content.**

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 - 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 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?

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), Brent Hartinger (NEW), Jackson Pearce (NEW)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 17.02mm | 270g
  • Dallas, United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 1936661586
  • 9781936661589
  • 250,150

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
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Review quote

The Girl Who Was on Fire is a MUST read for any Hunger Games fan. This anthology is as touching and thought provoking as the series itself. The essays included will challenge you to think of aspects of the trilogy in a new and deeper way . . . The Hunger Games may be over, but thanks to The Girl Who was on Fire, the discussion continues.
--Down With the Capital (Hunger Games fansite) My copy is completely highlighted, underlined, written in the margins, and dog-eared. You don't know how many times while I was reading it I said emphatically to myself, "Yes!!" as I underlined or highlighted a quote or passage.
--Book Nerds Across America

A fascinating collection of essays about the Hunger Games series ... This book is LEGIT. All of the essays are thought-provoking and they really get into the heart and soul of the series. In fact, I'll even bet you that you'll come away from this book liking the series more than you did already.
--Forever Young Adult "The Girl Who Was on Fire" is a MUST read for any Hunger Games fan. This anthology is as touching and thought provoking as the series itself. The essays included will challenge you to think of aspects of the trilogy in a new and deeper way . . . The Hunger Games may be over, but thanks to "The Girl Who was on Fire", the discussion continues.
--Down With the Capital (Hunger Games fansite)

My copy is completely highlighted, underlined, written in the margins, and dog-eared. You don't know how many times while I was reading it I said emphatically to myself, "Yes!!" as I underlined or highlighted a quote or passage.
--Book Nerds Across America

A fascinating collection of essays about the Hunger Games series ... This book is LEGIT. All of the essays are thought-provoking and they really get into the heart and soul of the series. In fact, I'll even bet you that you'll come away from this book liking the series more than you did already.
--Forever Young Adult
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About Leah Wilson

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.
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Our customer reviews

It took me longer than usual to finish this book, not because it's flat or dull, but because it has too much information to absorb fully in a short time. The Girl Who Was on Fire is a wonderful collection of essays from some of the most popular authors in the YA community on the various aspects of The Hunger Games. These authors share their individual insights and perspectives on the book and/or the series - their topics ranging from the characters, the fashion, the scientific aspects, to the mentality of the Games itself. 'Love' plays an important role in Mary Borsellino's Your Heart Is a Weapon the Size of Your Fist. In her essay, she states that love can be your greatest strength, but it can also be your greatest weakness. Elizabeth M. Rees' Smoke and Mirrors discusses the ways the Capitol uses to fool and deceive others, and how these tactics work. On the other hand, Bent, Shattered, and Mended by Blythe Woolston tells us about the impact of the Games on the surviving tributes, how the horror of it all affects their lives as an aftermath of the Games. Reading The Girl Who Was on Fire was a great experience for me. The essays are thought-provoking and deep in meaning. They made me think about many things, and I felt enlightened more than once while reading the book. Are you a fan of The Hunger Games? If yes, then I'm sure you'd enjoy these essays immensely. Even if you're not a fan of the series, this book will prove to be a valuable source of knowledge. What we can be sure of is that The Girl Who Was on Fire is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. So, what are you waiting for?show more
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