This handsome 192-page tome details the entire movie from the reaping to training to fighting during the games to the finale with the crowning of the victors. It has a handsome glossy hardback cover with embossed elements. It’s not quite as large as a traditional hardback novel but is larger than paperback format.
It’s an extension of the official Tribute Guide and Official Illustrated Movie Companion books released in February. Those two couldn’t reveal detailed info about the movie after the games begin but now that the film is in theaters everything is fair game. This one has it all.
The World of Hunger Games includes chapters titled Welcome to Panem, Life in the Districts, Life in District 12, People of District 12, Katniss Everdeen, At Home with Katniss Everdeen, Reaping Day, Life in the Capitol, People of the Capitol, Tributes in the Capitol, Training for the Hunger Games, Creatures of Panem, Perils of The Hunger Games–including subsections on The Cornucopia, Fear, Injuries, Alliances, Defiance, Rule Changes, Love, Lies, Last Move, The Game of Love, After the Games and The Hunger Games Glossary.
Each section includes exclusive new full-color photographs not found in the previous two books or anywhere else, including [SPOILERS!] the first pics of Rue’s burial, the cave scene, the games and Katniss being crowned by President Snow.
It also has exclusive quotes from Suzanne Collins on the meaning of her story:
- “The name of the country, Panem, comes from the Latin phrase panem et circenses, which translates into ‘bread and circuses.’ In exchange for free bread and entertainment, the Roman population gave up both their political power and their responsibility.”
- “If there’s not an audience, there’s not a gladiator game. It’s a necessary component. The event is form of popular entertainment. The audience for both the Roman games and today’s reality TV shows are almost characters in themselves. They can respond with great enthusiasm or they can play a role in your elimination.”
- “Since she was eleven years old, Katniss has spend every day preoccupied with how to feed her family. Starvation is a constant threat in the districts. The Capitol uses food, or lack thereof, as a weapon. One of the goals of the Hunger Games is to remind the oppressed districts that a full stomach is synonymous with power. The extravagance of the food the tributes encounter in the Capitol only drives this home.”
For less than $12 on Amazon it’s a no-brainer, retail is $17.99.