#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: The Panem Companion

The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, is arguably the most significant Young Adult literary work of the last few years; it has certainly been the most visible. It has been lauded for its accessibility to a wide audience, from students reading it as an assignment in schools to adult men and women reading it for its literary value -- or to see what the fuss is about.- p. v

For Friday 56:
Katniss' Odds(+3 Tesserae x5; +5 Age Entry) 20/4144 or .48%
p. 56

Synopsis of The Panem Companion - from Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays by V. Arrow:-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? 

Go deeper into the home of the Hunger Games with the creator of the best-known fan map of Panem. 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 Dark Days. With a blend of academic insight and the true passion of a fan, 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 of Panem.


I got a copy of this years ago and recently dug it up. I remember stopping and starting with this and I just couldn't get into it. I'm a huge Hunger Games fan (was one even before the first movie hit the big screen) so I thought this would be an easy sell to me. But no, it sat on the bookshelf. I only just read it ... watch out for my review of this soon! (My lips are sealed until then!)

Are you a Hunger Games fans? Is this companion book something that rocks your boat?

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