In The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series, Lois H. Gresh takes a very moving step towards connecting the series to broader issues in our society. She develops very well thought out points about the book and the way in which the author could have developed her ideas for the series. Although the cases made are done very well it is hard to tell who the arguments are aimed at. The language and information might not be for everyone, even if the person enjoyed the series immensely.
Those interested in scholarly takes on fiction/literature would greatly enjoy this in-depth analysis of the Hunger Games series. Yet, it might have trouble grasping the young adult audience. Lois H. Gresh has done wonderful amounts of research and has made compelling connections but it feels like there is something missing from the book when it comes to capturing a wide reader audience.
The ultimate companion guide to the blockbuster Hunger Games trilogy
For all those who adore Katniss and Peeta, and can't get enough, this companion guide to the wildly popular Hunger Games series is a must-read and a terrific gift.
Go deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins than you ever thought possible-an alternative future where boys and girls are chosen from twelve districts to compete in "The Hunger Games," a televised fight-to-the-death. When sixteen-year-old Katniss learns that her little sister has been chosen, Kat steps up to fight in her place-and the games begin. This unauthorized guide takes the reader behind the stage.
The Hunger Games Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all three books, a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the series' main themes and features--from the nature of evil, to weaponry and rebellions, to surviving the end of the world. It's everything fans have been hungering for since the very first book!
This book is not authorized by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic Press or anyone involved in the Hunger Games movie.