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The World of the Hunger Games (The Hunger Games Companions)

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The definitive, richly illustrated, full-color guide to all the districts of Panem, all the participants in The Hunger Games, and the life and home of Katniss Everdeen.

Welcome to Panem, the world of The Hunger Games. This is the definitive, richly illustrated, full-color guide to all the districts of Panem, all the participants in The Hunger Games, and the life and home of
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 23rd 2012 by Scholastic Inc.
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Juliana Zapata
Esta libro, es un libro para fans de la trilogía. Tienes unas cuantas notas de la autora y unas fotografías preciosas.

Inés Izal
No aporta nada nuevo, pero es una gran oportunidad para los fans adictos a "Los juegos del hambre" que puedan echar un vistazo a cómo cobró vida el libro a la pantalla. La fotografía es espectacular.
~♥~ happinesslife

No es que tenga mucho texto, ya que solo habla un poco de La historia de Panem, sus habitantes, los distritos y los juegos del hambre vividos por Katniss y Peeta, como mucho hay unas 20 páginas de texto y estoy siendo exagerada.
Nos muestran las imágenes de forma cronológica a la película y hay muy buenas imágenes y datos que nos acercan más a Panem y a sus habitantes.
También nos cuentan cosillas curioias entre algunas citas tanto d ela película como coment
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a massive Hunger Games fan - we're talking obsession here! So anything to do with HG is going to be devoured by me.
Being broke - I couldn't afford to buy this, plus I didn't know much about it, so I requested it from the library. There was a delay with the order as it only just came in this week and I had totally forgotten about it.
When it arrived I was excited and had a quick flick - and noticed a lot of pictures, but it looked cool so I put it in my bag to take
Much like with the Tribute Guide, this book has nothing new for real fans of The Hunger Games.

The book itself looks really nice and includes some pictures I don't remember seeing officially released elsewhere, but it's basically just a summary of the movie (and a bad one at that). It provided completely random pieces of information and then left out other, more worthwhile parts of the storyline (like the changes in rules during the games that allows Katniss and Peeta to team up). Plus, it oddly
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Este libro lo gané en un concurso cuando fui a ver "En Llamas". Me gustó. Pero, lo cierto es que al menos la edición en español, no agrega información súper relevante que morimos por conocer. Me pareció algo muy infantil y claramente no se compara en absoluto con la saga escrita por Suzanne. Es lindo para el fanático y se gana un lugar en la biblioteca junto a sus "padres", pero realmente no sé si vale la pena su compra. Estoy agradecida de haberlo ganado y tiene imágenes increíbles de la pelícu ...more
Emi Nogueira del burgo
Bastante churro la verdad, fotos muy grandes y letra muy, muy gorda. Explica algunas cosas interesante, pero en conjunto no es más que una redacción de 4 páginas. Pero por 3 euros y por friki, pues está en mi colección
Taschima Cullen
Oct 31, 2011 Taschima Cullen marked it as to-read
I know you are totally going for my money, but I can't resist you <3
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Οι "Αγώνες Πείνας", μετά την τεράστια επιτυχία τους στο εξωτερικό, έφτασαν στη χώρα μας το 2009 και αμέσως, κατέκτησαν τις καρδιές μικρών και μεγάλων αναγνωστών της φανταστικής λογοτεχνίας, εισάγωγοντάς τους ουσιαστικά στην φιλοσοφία αυτού που λέμε, δυστοπικό μυθιστόρημα. Ω, ναι... λατρέψαμε τους "Αγώνες Πείνας", τόσο εξαιτίας των χαρακτήρων του, όσο και της θλίψης που μας προκάλεσε στο σύνολό του, ακόμα και όταν τα πράγματα διαπερνούσε μια ακτίδα αισιοδοξίας. Καταλάβαμε ότι για να είναι ωραία κ ...more
Nicole Sanglay
This book is amazing.

I didn't buy The Hunger Games companion because I know that it would focus on the cinematography and behind-the-scenes of the movie. But I decided to buy this book because it is centered on the story of the movie itself, which draws me in like a black hole.

It has some additional knowledge inside, because there are insights from Suzanne Collins, especially about Panem. There are also quotes from the movie. And most of all, it's filled with stills from the movie. It's like a w
Airiz C
Heads up, Hunger Games buffs! Here’s another book worthy of a slot on your special shelf: The World of Hunger Games. The book zeroes in on the actual story instead of behind the scenes; there are a couple of delectable food for thought from Suzanne Collins herself, and the rest were the author’s paraphrased passages and information that most HG aficionados would already know. You could purchase this book just for the photographs alone, I’m telling you. The gorgeous, high quality stills from the ...more
This isn't going to be a long review, since an accurate summation of this book doesn't require too many words. For anyone who has already read the series (the first book, especially), no new ground is explored here. There's no new information; it's really just Egan's rewording of what Collins has already told us.

The pictures, though, is where this book really shines. I purchased this book for the aspect of the photography alone, and I was not at all disappointed. I did, however, buy it at a dis
Ea Solinas
In case you are one of the four people who haven't heard about "The Hunger Games," it's a dystopian book/movie series set in a future North America.

So I was hoping that "The World of the Hunger Games" would further explain the backstory, creatures and civilization of Suzanne Collins' universe. However, the book is really more of an illustrated storybook -- it has a a LOT of photographs, a nearly-full plot recounting, and a hefty dose of padding (how many full-page quotes are we gonna get?).

Alex (fanboyreader)
Conseguí este libro por 4 y creía que era un libro de la película, con fotos y nada más. Pero también explica cosas. No solo de la película, sino que también hay algunos pequeños detalles del libro. No dice nada nuevo y la mayoría de páginas son fotos, pero me fue ben para refrescar la memoria sobre Los Juegos Del Hambre.
Muy buenas fotos y bastante bien explicado todo. Se lee en un rato. No deja de ser un pequeño libro complementario.
This is my first movie companion and I love it so much! There are lots of amazing photos and it makes me know more about the movie. I love to learn about those actors and actresses' thoughts about playing the roles and how they tried to portrayed them so well. Also we get to know their own opinions about the book and the director's ideas about the adaptation of the plot. What's more, there are many pages describing how the castings chose the right actors in the worldwide audition, and telling us ...more
I actually got this book along with the tribute guide at the Dollar Tree for a dollar each just a bit before Catching Fire came out. It was good to get caught back up. Though I will say this book was 75% pictures and barely any writing. I guess the Avox were in the first movie? There's a picture of one in here. I'm going to have to re-watch the movie now, because I did not see them in there. Though, a quick background of the Avox would have been great to show why people are afraid of just runnin ...more
Not much to this book. The big draw is the collection of beautiful stills from the movie. The text was a sparse summary of places, people, and background from the book.
Jenni Hibdige
I was debating whether to give this a 3.5 or a 4 star rating, and I clearly decided to give it a 4 star rating.
I was on the fence with this rating due to the fact that the information provided in this book was basic stuff I already knew all about. But even so, it is a helpful refresher of the world of Panem if you don't feel like reading the books all over again. I also have it a 4 star rating due to how useful and helpful this book would be for someone who has only seen the movie, it provides
Pese a no aportar nada nuevo, las imágenes están muy bien escogidas y la edición y selección de fragmentos acompaña.
Clea Stein
The name of this stuff must to be "How to look like a tribute being a Hunger for idiots"
Also awesome pictures!!!
Dit boek is het illustratie- en informatieboek over The Hunger Games. Dit boek bevat vele foto’s van de film, beschrijvingen van locaties en personages en Suzanne Collins heeft ook veel toegevoegd aan het boek. Het boek geeft een illustratie over het eerste deel. Het begint met een introductie op Panem, District 12, Katniss en haar familie en daarna volgt het de verhaallijn van het boek/film.

Het boek heeft een mooie verdeling in foto’s en tekst. De foto’s zien er erg mooi uit, ik had ook het ide
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The World of the Hunger Games AKA The Hunger Games for Dummies. I wouldn't describe it as definitive...

When The World of the Hunger Games was first announced, I remember there were descriptions saying that new facts and details (about Panem) that would be revealed in this book. And I recall it was speculated that Suzanne Collins herself would be writing it. So it's a double disappointment for me when (1) the only new thing I got from this book was that Suzanne Collins considered the "psychologic
I wanted to read this book, before finishing Mockingjay. I definitely enjoyed reading Suzanne Collins insights. Particularly: "Panem comes from the Latin phrase 'panem et circenses', which translates into 'bread and circuses'. In exchange for free bread and entertainment, the Roman population, gave up their political power and responsibility". This quote made me reflect on how in times in my life, I've let bread and entertainment distract me from my responsibilities. Good companion book.
Stormy :)
Last year when I went to Ireland, I walked into an Irish bookshop, and all of the Hunger Games movie companions were displayed at the front table. How could I not buy this guy?? The World of the Hunger Games is definitely a book for anyone who is HG crazy. Was it worth the 10 I paid for it, hmmm maybe not? Really it is just the story of the Hunger Games told in pictures from the movie. I didn't really learn anything new and the stills I did see that we're relatively new were just from different ...more
Robin Conley
This book was okay. I enjoyed the pictures from the film, but most of the information was all stuff that was easily learned from either reading the original book or watching the film. I was hoping for more new information, but at least it was a fast read. The one thing I do like is that it broke down the story and the world of the Hunger Games into a very thorough, yet condensed version.
This book was good and had a lot of cool pictures, but as far as new information it was lacking. If you've read the first book and seen the first movie there is nothing really new in this book. Maybe a couple interesting facts about the creatures/mutts in the games but other than that it was just a colorful retelling of basic details of the story.
The text is either direct quotes or paraphrases from the three books in the trilogy, arranged by topic. So anyone who's read the books will find nothing of interest beyond pictures from the first movie. For those who haven't yet read all the books, or who haven't read even the first, this should be a nice introduction.

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