Monday, January 23, 2012

The Girl Who Was on Fire by Smart Pop Books

Thanks to Taschima Cullen over at the Bloody Bookaholic blog, I've been made aware of a great site which publishes daily essays by well-known authors on various popular books and series. The site I am talking about is Smart Pop Books and I'd strongly suggest that you go over there and have a look at what it has to offer right now. I guarantee you won't be disappointed! There are some very thought-provoking essays published there, that will have the wheels churning in your head and will have you going back to each book and series to re-read passages and re-watch scenes with fresh insight, knowing exactly what to look for. This particular book, The Girl Who Was on Fire is particularly interesting for fans of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and is a perfect read to prepare uss all for the upcoming movie (March can't get here soon enough!). Here's a taste of what the book is like:

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games Companions)

Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

"Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.

In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss’ world really is.

• How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
• Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?
• What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history and what can we?

The Girl Who Was On Fire covers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy."

Okay, so I know that got me excited already. What got me more excited, however, was Taschima's review of the book which can be found HERE along with a giveaway for this book. So go over there and read the review, leave a nice comment and if you decide to enter the giveaway, please be sure to tell her that IdentitySeeker from Random Thoughts of a Confused Adolescent sent you over to enter the giveaway. Thank you in advance! I do hope you visit mart Pop and find something of interest to you. Also, I hope that you will take the time to have a look around Taschima's site and view some of her other enjoyable and informative posts.

Best of luck! :)


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