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The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy is a collection of essays by various young-adult fiction authors on The Hunger Games trilogy. It was first published by Smart Pop Books in April 2011. A Movie Edition including three new essays was released on January 17, 2012, two months before the film's debut. For purchasers of the original edition, Smart Pop produced the Booster Pack, an e-book addendum including the additional material that was not in the original.


Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.

In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more.

  • How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress' speech problems?
  • What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
  • Why isn’t the answer to "Peeta or Gale?" as interesting as the question itself?
  • What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we?

The Girl Who Was On Fire covers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy.[1]


  • Introduction
  • Why so Hungry for the Hunger Games? by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Team Katniss by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Your Heart is a Weapon the Size of your Fist by Mary Borsellino
  • Smoke and Mirrors by Elizabeth M. Rees
  • Someone to Watch over Me by Lili Wilkison
  • Reality Hunger by Ned Vizzini
  • Panem et Circenses by Carrie Ryan
  • Not So Weird Science by Cara Lockwood
  • Hunger Games Theory by Diana Peterfreund (Movie Edition)
  • Crime of Fashion by Terri Clark
  • Bent, Shattered and Mended by Blythe Woolston
  • Did the Third Book Suck? by Brent Hartinger (Movie Edition)
  • The Politics of Mockingjay by Sarah Darer Littman
  • Gale: Knight. Cowboy. Badass. by Jackson Pearce (Movie Edition)
  • The Inevitable Decline of Decadence by Adrienne Kress
  • Community in the Face of Tyranny by Bree Despain



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