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Why So Hungry for the Hunger Games?

By Sarah Rees Brennan

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From The Girl Who Was on Fire

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This is one essay from the anthology The Girl Who Was on Fire

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.

Contributors

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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About the Author

Sarah Rees  Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan was born in Ireland by the sea, where she spent her schooldays secretly reading books rather than learning Irish. That paid off, as she is now the author of the Demon’s Lexicon trilogy, a series about attractive troubled brothers and all the fierce ladies and evil magicians they know. The first book in the series, The Demon’s Lexicon, received three starred reviews, was an ALA Top Ten Best Books of 2009, and was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal. Her next book, cowritten with Justine Larbalestier, comes out in 2012. For more information, visit Sarah at http://sarahreesbrennan.com.

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