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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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1.0 out of 5 stars Huge let down
This book is basically a guide to the film for those who don't want to read the books rather than a insight into the world of panem as advertised. If you have read the books you will gain no knowledge from this so don't waste your money! Highly disappointed.
Published on 26 Mar 2012 by Rachael


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1.0 out of 5 stars Huge let down, 26 Mar 2012
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This book is basically a guide to the film for those who don't want to read the books rather than a insight into the world of panem as advertised. If you have read the books you will gain no knowledge from this so don't waste your money! Highly disappointed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 27 Dec 2013
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Do not waste your money! Just read the actual hunger games books and you will learn more than this book can tell you. This book is a rip off!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very Basic, 19 Jan 2014
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Really didn't offer any interesting information other than the basics of what you see in the film really don't recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Jun 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy, 26 May 2014
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Delivery, Product and Comms Great.
Bought for my wife, she loves the Hunger Games and it was a great present
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hunear Games, 10 April 2014
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The teenager loves the Hunger Games and anything associated with it.
There is nothing else to say. It is great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars World of the Hunger Games, 3 Mar 2014
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This was a present so I don't know much. But the daughter I got it for appears totally happy with it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Still hungry, 22 Feb 2014
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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In case you are one of the four people who haven't heard about "The Hunger Games," it's a dystopian book/movie series set in a future North America.

So I was hoping that "The World of the Hunger Games" would further explain the backstory, creatures and civilization of Suzanne Collins' universe. However, the book is really more of an illustrated storybook -- it has a a LOT of photographs, a nearly-full plot recounting, and a hefty dose of padding (how many full-page quotes are we gonna get?).

There's not a lot of new information, or in-depth description of the actual "world" of the Hunger Games. There are a few interesting descriptions, like the explanations of tracker jackers, jabberjays and wolf mutts, or the explanation about the fashions in the Capitol. However, those interesting bits are few and far between... literally.

About half of the book is made up of various color pictures from the movie, which usually take up one or two pages apiece -- and they can go on for four or five pages. Occasionally there's a quote from one of the characters (or occasionally from Suzanne Collins herself), but the bulk of it is made up of photos. Nice photos, but most are not "world of" material.

Most of the text is recounting the plot overall, and incredibly obvious observations like "Katniss will do anything to protect [Prim]." Yes, thank you, that becomes quite clear when you actually see what happens IN THE PLOT. It's sort of like a Cliffs Notes version of "The Hunger Games." It has the entire story, with key spoiler plot points left out, from beginning to end. It might be a nice accompaniment for people who are really desperate to know the general outcome of the plot before seeing the movie (or reading the book).

There's a three page glossary as well, which does help out with some details that hadn't been clear before, such as what avoxes are or the place where tributes are "made beautiful." But honestly, I would have preferred this information to be spread over the "World," with more details -- and it would have been nice to see some new information, such as about the backhistory of Panem.

"The World of the Hunger Games" is a misnomer -- it's half photo guide, half plot summary, with a few informative chunks thrown in the mix. Nice for people who haven't seen the movie/read the book, but not very useful to people who have done either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect guide., 9 Jan 2014
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Step by step walk through of the trilogy;ogy. An excellent accompaniment to the movies with great graphics. Excellent value for money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 17 July 2014
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not quite what I was expecting but it's ok.
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