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Friday, February 17, 2012

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide by Emily Seife

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide
Author: Emily Seife
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Scholastic Press
 (February 7, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0545457828


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.


If it is a book on the Hunger Games, you can bet I am going to buy it and drool over it.  When I received this guide for review, I did not hesitate in jumping right into it. Unfortunately, it was not what I was really expecting.

We get to see wonderful pictures from the upcoming movie, but nothing really new that we haven't seen from released trailers.  It is set up in sections from explaining the reason for the Hunger Games all the way to where Katniss enters the arena.  It has color photos of each tribute with little facts on each one leaving the reader with no more information than what we started with after reading the series.

While it is great as a refresher book to remind us of the original story we have already read, it wasn't something that really added to the experience.  The photos were the only added bonus but not enough to make me really excited.  If you are a hardcore fanatic for this series, then add it to your collection.  Otherwise, you might want to pass on this one and see if something better comes out.


If the library doesn't have it, don't worry about reading it!

*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*



Blogger Anna said...

I bought this one, and started reading it, but was a bit disappointed too.

February 17, 2012 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger C.J. Listro said...

Aw, that's too bad! I was hoping it would be more along the lines of J.K. Rowling's future HP Encyclopedia, with tons of extra details that didn't make the books. I wonder if she's going to write more in the world of Panem and is holding out for that?

- C.J. -
Sarcasm and Lemons

February 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Alexa said...

These type of guides are always cute but rarely worth anything. I think the only one I actually bothered to purchase was the one for the BDB series because I love the extra stuff about them since I love the brothers. Plus I like the extra Z and Bella story.

Thanks for the great review on this one, sorry it didn't add anything to the series for you.

February 20, 2012 at 4:44 PM  

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