Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book Review ~ The Hunger Games Tribute Guide (The Hunger Games Companions) by Emily Seife

Title: The Hunger Games Tribute Guide (The Hunger Games Companions)
Author: Emily Seife
Release Date: February 7th 2012
Published By: Scholastic Press
Page Amount: 128 pages, paperback

Goodreads Blurb:
The New York Times bestselling Hunger Games is now a major motion picture -- and here is the ultimate guide to the all the tributes in the 74th annual Hunger Games!

Here is the ultimate guide to the twenty-four Tributes participating in Panem's 74th annual Hunger Games. Follow the Tributes' journey from the Reaping to the Games, with a look at all the highlights along the way--the Tribute Parade, the stations of the Training Center, the interviews, and more. Get exclusive information about the Tributes' strengths and weaknesses, their weapons of choice, and their experience in the Capitol before entering the arena.

I picked this book up on a trip to Barnes and Noble when I went in looking for something else. This was on a table and I picked it up.

There's really nothing in this book that I didn't already know. If you've read the books and watched the movie (or even if you've only seen the movie) you know everything in this book already. There were some quotes throughout that weren't in the movie. Like quotes from Cinna about Katniss and Peeta's costumes for the Tribute Parade. The book is split up into sections and there are pictures throughout it. There is one section that gives details about each of the Tributes. The book stops right up to when the Tributes are about to go into the arena.

What I actually found really disturbing about this book is that it's written as a behind the scenes account of the Hunger Games for the people of Panem. Like something a citizen of Panem would buy to get a behind the scenes look. And that honestly kind of freaked me out. Because it just reinforces the horror of all of this that in that world someone would buy this for entertainment. That is just absolutely terrifying.

I give this book 3 stars.

<3 Amanda Leigh

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