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The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays
     

The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays

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by V. Arrow
 

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Go deeper into the home of the Hunger Games with the creator of the best-known fan map of Panem

• What does Panem look like?
• How does Panem define race?
• How do Panem’s districts reflect the major themes of the trilogy?
• What allusions to our world are found in Panem names like Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Cinna,

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Go deeper into the home of the Hunger Games with the creator of the best-known fan map of Panem

• What does Panem look like?
• How does Panem define race?
• How do Panem’s districts reflect the major themes of the trilogy?
• What allusions to our world are found in Panem names like Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Cinna, Everdeen, and Mellark?

The Panem Companion gives fresh insight into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy by looking at the world of the Hunger Games and the forces that kept its citizens divided since the First Rebellion. With a blend of academic insight and true fan passion, V. Arrow explores how Panem could have evolved from the America we know today and uses textual clues to piece together Panem’s beliefs about class, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, and more.

Includes an extensive name lexicon and color-illustrated unofficial map

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"We really enjoyed The Panem Companion. It’s unapologetically smart and refuses to trivialize the series or its fandom … if you’re going to read [a companion book], we suggest you go for this one.
Victor's Village, a Hunger Games blog

"An in-depth look into Panem and its districts, this book will help you understand why Panem is the way it is, and how it led to a rebellion … Overall, an exceptional companion book to the Hunger Games that every fan should read."
HG Girl on Fire, a Hunger Games fansite

“If other companions are Hunger Games 101, this is the grad school class.”
Leah Wilson, editor of The Girl Who Was on Fire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937856205
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,318,139
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


V. Arrow graduated from Knox College in 2008 with degrees in history and creative writing, specializing in 20th-century pop culture and young adult lit. Under another name, she has previously published at Pop Matters, The One Love, Tommy2.net, and The Hollywood Reporter. Arrow has read a book a day for the last 22 years, and grew up to the age of 12 without realizing that the Muppets weren’t living creatures. She believes that pop culture affects, reflects, and informs all aspects of daily life in Western culture and that it is perhaps the most crucial form of media expression to analyze and discuss.

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The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is invaluable to teachers and students who are using The Hunger Games trilogy in school!! It is also fantastic for readers who want to dig deeper into understanding the various themes explored in the series. A perfect compliment to the trilogy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it ! I am only 11 years old and i have read all of the hunger games books and this just added to the love! Ps anybody else cry for weeks when Prim died.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does it cost sooo much???
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
The author tried provided a fuller, richer and more complete picture of the nature of Panem and the people that live there from The Hunger Games. This is the Panem from the books and not the movie. According to the author this land was North America but not . It was also figured it took two hundred and forty to nine hundred ninety nine years to deteriorate to this place as Panem to rise in the Hunger Games. Katniss lived in the Appalachian Mountains and every decision she makes is a product of that place and it’s culture. Also the time the books spend in most of the country of Panem itself plays a central role in the story. I couldn’t really get into this story . I will say the author had a passion for The Hunger Games. But the author didn’t prove any theories in this book from proof from the books The Hunger Games. Sp it just didn’t really mean a lot. Just theories with no proof.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zelda, what did you tell her?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know right
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BLOOD PUDDLE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanna cht go to * Divergent *
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the money, just not on my NOOK. I need to go buy a gift card so I can get this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago