Go Behind the Scenes of The Hunger Games

by Kate Egan
Scholastic, $18.99, 160 pages

With over 23.5 million copies of The Hunger Games trilogy in print in the United States, it is no wonder Lionsgate jumped at the chance to make a movie of the first book. Released in March of 2012, it is one of the best-selling movies of all time. Fans of the popular film will enjoy The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, by Kate Egan. Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Hunger Games books and movie. Learn how Suzanne Collins came up with the story idea and how Gary Ross was picked to become the film’s director. Fans will especially like finding out about the casting process. Read the cast’s words about training with the weapons used to embody their characters. Full-page color photographs capture the film’s sense of adventure and excitement. See early digital renderings of the movie’s sets such as a street in District 12, the Everdeen house and the Capitol. Readers interested in the costumes will be in heaven as they browse through pictures of wigs, fashions of the Capitol and photos of the lead actors in their beautiful outfits. While waiting for the second movie to premiere, get your Hunger Games fix with this entertaining book.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Franklin