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

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  7,769 ratings  ·  185 reviews
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...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 23rd 2012 by Scholastic Inc. (first published January 1st 2012)
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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.
Becky
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...more
Amanda
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...more
Alex
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.
Ta§chima Cullen
Oct 31, 2011 Ta§chima 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...more
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
Hannah
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...more
Rowena
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
Naomi
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
Kirsten
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...more
Josu
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"
Natalie
Also awesome pictures!!!
Joost
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...more
Mariana
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Rockbell
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...more
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
Kaethe
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.

Library copy.
Emily
I decided to review this Hunger Games instead of any of the others that I had gotten because I felt that this one was the best of them. This one was released after the movie was, and I can understand why because it had so many great pictures straight from the film itself. If you have seen the movie, but haven’t read the books, this is a great guide to read, as it fills you in on all of the main storyline of the first books. Even I, who obviously has read the book, thought that it was the perfect...more
Krystianna
I thought that this was pretty good. I saw this in Kmart the day before the movie came out right before I went to the premiere. I couldn't help myself and I looked in the book. I totally felt like I ruined the movie for myself since I saw what the cornucopia looked like, I saw Peeta and Katniss in the cave, and some other things that I hadn't seen before. If you haven't seen the movie but you've read the books, I wouldn't suggest reading/looking at this until you've seen the movie. I guess you c...more
Diana
I feel as this book didn't offer anything for fans of the series other than building the world for those who don't understand the world. They did a fantastic job of doing this although I would have liked it if they didn't spoil the ending. The photography was wonderful and I loved seeing them.
Miki
Nada nuevo para alguien que se ha leído los libros. Yo lo llamaría "Guía para aquellos que han visto la película y no les apetece leer el libro", pues es eso. Pero bueno, por 4 euros que me ha costado no voy a matar a nadie.
Rochelle
I was deciding whether to buy this or the movie companion. I sat down in the shop and flipped through both. In the end i choose this because the companion looked to be more about the making of the film, where as this is about what happens in the film.
Fans will love this book. It's full of photo's of the best parts of the movie, so many in fact it's almost like watching the movie, but with no sound.If you're a bit obsessed like me, than this will help satisfy your hunger for more, especially when...more
Lna26hp
Excelente libro para los fans de LJDH, con cantidad de fotografías sobre la película que permiten apreciar con total nitidez cómo ha cobrado vida este mundo de Suzanne Collins. Sigue la cronología del libro/peli y va acompañado con textos, comentarios de la autora y frases, eso sí, en inglés.
Lai Valenzuela
Coinciding with the release of the film, The World of the Hunger Games combines dazzling photographs with quotes of dialogue and a sort of "junior novelization." Which is to say, it tells the story of "The Hunger Games" but in no way approaches the depth of the novel nor the excitement of the film.

About half of the book is made up of various color pictures from the movie, which usually take up one or two pages apiece -- and they can go on for four or five pages. Occasionally there's a quote from...more
Chrisanne
If I had wanted to read the Hunger Games, I would have read The Hunger Games. I guess I wasn't the target audience- although it was hard to imagine who was.
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