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on November 10, 2012
The first thing I think people should know about this book is that it's small. Take a standard size sheet of paper and fold it in half and that's the size of this book. It's easy to overlook sizing when buying a book, so I was a bit surprised when I first saw it.

The book doesn't really go very in depth of the story, it's more like a movie-illustrated storybook telling you what The Hunger Games and Panem are all about. One interesting thing is that it appears to have been written based off of an early script because some of the "lines" quoted in it are not found in the book OR the movie.

The middle of the book is a little weird when it gets to the Arena because while the beginning and end features actual writing, the middle is all pictures and captions, as if the author got lazy.

Scholastic published three books and the best of the three is the Illustrated Companion. That one goes very in-depth to the creation of the movie and even the publishing of the book. I gave this one four stars simply because it's photo heavy and the photos are a really great part of it. I also own the Kindle edition.
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on April 6, 2013
The book is a standard HC-sized book, less than 200 pgs. Not much in it but some quotes from the novel or movie dialog and stills from the movie. I thought maybe it would give more insite to Panem ala the Star Trek books that give more detail about the ships and races that inhabit other planets. This was a little disappointing. Its more a publicity book than a behind-the-scenes or extra info book. It has a glossary in back with the names of the other tributes and a few details about them, and items in Panem. That might be helpful if one never read the books and only saw the movie to help keep things straight in your mind about whats going on in the movie. Glad I purchased used, I dont feel so bad about wasting my money on this. It's really not worth it unless you HAVE to collect all sorts of Hunger Games memorobilia.
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on January 4, 2013
I really liked the in depth detail that it went into on a lot of the descriptions or grey areas in the book/movie, but I really feel like that most of the sources for the book were based off the movie, and the movie didn't cover EVERYTHING that was in the book so you missed a lot of that detail/description if you read the book so things might not add up. Also I liked the pictures but not all were accurate because they came from the movie, not separate pictures that had more of the detail from the book.
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on December 29, 2013
This book is not what I thought I was getting. I ordered this because in the description it says its a book that says things about each district and each character from all the BOOKS. HA!!!!! All this is pictures from the first movie!
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on February 28, 2016
Read through all 192 pages in like half an hour since majority of the book is pictures from the movie. Still enjoyed it though.
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on March 8, 2013
It tells you a lot about the moive and book. Troughout the hole book they quote from the first "hunger games" book and just put pictures with the quote.
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on September 9, 2012
I liked the book.But any fan that has read the books more then once will realize in the second chapter that the book just repeats information from the book. However I did enjoy the pictures and the quotes from Suzanne Collins. Out of ten,I give it a 6.
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on January 23, 2017
Was a gift and was Returned!
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on June 12, 2016
uninformative. a repetition of info that's already in the books.
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on May 24, 2014
Read in fifteen minutes. Nothing interesting. Just exact quotes from the book. Save your money! Very disappointed. Wish I could return.
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