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Jennifer Lawrence: Star of the Hunger Games (Gateway Biography)

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On March 17, 2011, social media channels buzzed with excitement. Fans of The Hunger Games had hotly debated which actors would bring their beloved characters to life in the upcoming movie. The movie's director, Gary Ross, had finally selected the lead character, Katniss. His pick: Jennifer Lawrence.

Jennifer started acting professionally in 2004 at age fourteen. But she qu
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Lerner Publications
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Rose
Jan 10, 2012 Rose rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who read brief biographies, primary/secondary students
Recommended to Rose by: NetGalley, Learner Publishing Group
"Jennifer Lawrence: Star of the Hunger Games" is a wonderful, brief showcase of the title star's life and accomplishments so far. Oriented towards primary and secondary students as a reference, this biography is a fairly quick read (just under 50 pages in my copy), supplementing pictures of the star as a young girl and in some of her acclaimed roles and movies (including the one I know her best from - Winter's Bone). But while it does focus on the star's life and pursuits as an actress, it also ...more
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The book details Jennifer Lawrence's rise to fame: her determination and dedication at only fourteen to become an actress. A trip to NY landed Jennifer with an agent, and she worked mostly as a TV actress, and in independent films. Her name really came to stardom when she landed the lead role in Winter's Bone, which won a best picture award at the Sundance Film Festival. From there, she went on to huge fame as the star of The Hunger Games.

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Jerry
Oct 11, 2014 Jerry rated it it was amazing
This is how a celebrity biography should be done! Not too heavy on the pictures, with plenty of interesting information, and much discussion of Jennifer Lawrence's pre-fame life! A little outdated, but, still nice work!
Nicole Hassan
Apr 18, 2012 Nicole Hassan rated it liked it
This book was a biography of Jennifer Lawrence. She recently found fame with the new movie "The Hunger Games". This book was very informational about not only Jennifer, but also "The Hunger Games". I think this book is for advanced readers, because anyone younger than that shouldn't have read or watched the Hunger Games. However, some intermediate readers could read this book to learn more about her and the Hunger Games. The book started with Jennifer getting the lead role of Katniss from the Hu ...more
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Feb 22, 2012 Best rated it really liked it
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Thanks to Netgalley and Lerner Publications for sending me this book to review!

I have never seen a film with Jennifer Lawrence as the main character before. In fact, I had heard of her only a few times until the casts of the Hunger Games were revealed. Initially I didn't believe she would be a great Katniss Everdeen, but after seeing some trailers of the film, I was completely convinced. She has that subtlety and sadness in her while playing Katniss, and also show
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Sarah
Mar 07, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was great! Anyone who is a fan of the Hunger Games should read it. I loved learning about her before she became lost in fame. People who don’t like reading about other people wont enjoy this book, if you do this is the book for you. It is really cool how people can become famous. If you like the Hunger Games, read this book.


Nicole
Apr 26, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it
lol welllll the author basically sounded like this was a high school paper. not great, but it was interesting seeing how Jennifer began
Emily Benoit
Jun 24, 2012 Emily Benoit rated it liked it
Shelves: reads-of-2012
Interesting, short, brief and to the point!
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May 07, 2012 Jenna marked it as to-read
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Have to read this book I love Jennifer Lawrence
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Apr 03, 2013 Marjorie rated it really liked it
girl crush. she's awesome.
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