While Suzanne Collins has come to the end of the line with The Hunger Games trilogy, fans can still read about their favorite characters from Panem in a new anthology of essays about The Hunger Games written by some of the best Young Adult authors around.
The Girl Who Was on Fire is a chance for readers to delve deeper into the world of The Hunger Games. Each eassy looks at ideas and topics and how they might relate to our present-day reality.
Editor Leah Wilson says:
At its core, the Hunger Games is a coming-of-age story, and not just for Katniss — it’s a coming-of-age story for Panem, and in a way, for us, its readers, as well. The series pushes us to grow up and take responsibility both personally and politcally for our choices [...] That’s a heavy message to take away from any book series, but an important one for all of us — whether we ourselves would be shelved under Young Adult or not.
You can get a copy here:
The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy
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, is currently in development.
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.
About the Editor
Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Smart Pop at BenBella Books. Leah is the editor of Perfectly Plum and Ardeur and the co-editor on Immortal, Coffee at Luke’s, and Serenity Found, among other Smart Pop titles. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, and Sarah Darer Littman
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