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The perfect treat for fans of all ages. Everything Hunger Games, packed into one volume.
From Alma Coin to Wiress you'll learn about
• Why roses are a flower of death
• How eighteen of the characters are used in Shakespeare's plays
• Katniss's nickname Catnip
• The meaning of "The Hanging Tree"
• Peeta's pearl and Katniss's salvation
• Effie the saint and Finnick the Irish hero
Posted March 18, 2012
This book is amazing. Must read.
I lUV this book. I cant w8 to c the movie.
Peeta (josh hutcherson) is HOT!!!!!
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Posted March 22, 2012
(From my blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press authors.)
English professor and pop-culture author Valerie Frankel delves into the symbolism, history, and mythology behind the popular Hunger Games series.
The largest part of this book is an examination of the names of the significant characters in all three of the Hunger Games books, listed in alphabetical order. Following that, Frankel explains the meaning of the main symbols in the series and then examines its themes. The index contains a list of the names covered, this time organized by origin, and also a list of the Districts of Panem and their products.
The depth of research Frankel put into this book was really impressive. She draws on a dizzying array of sources, which are meticulously noted in the bibliography. Some of the name interpretations she give seem like a bit of a stretch, but others, like Gale’s, seem spot-on. She also shows how the characters influence and illuminate each other, as in the relationship between Katniss and her sister’s cat, Buttercup.
The author draws a strong correlation with Roman and military history, especially give Suzanne Collins’ military background. I found the origin of the word Avox particularly interesting.
This is a detailed and fascinating look behind the scenes of a great series. I highly recommend it to any Hunger Games fans.
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Posted July 6, 2012
Okay so I just got the free sample and I figured this out but the author didn't, the plant ccalled katniss has another name. It's other name is sagittaria, and I know Latin. Well, this word happens to mean female archer in Latin! I can't believe the book didn't mention that. I'm only 11 and I knew that just from studying Latin.
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I don't really think Suzanne Collins would put that much effort into simply naming the characters, but its still pretty cool :)
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