Welcome to the DWTC’s Continuing Read Along for The Girl Who Was on Fire! We are so glad you are joining us on our journey.
Not familiar with The Girl Who was on Fire? The book, published by Smart Pop Books, is an anthology or collection of essays written by various authors about different aspects of The Hunger Games Trilogy. Some of the essays deal with politics, others with love, and still others on the themes of reality vs illusion. All are guaranteed to get you thinking even more about the series. Want to learn more about the anthology? You can check out our review of the book here.
The format is simple, in our read along pieces we have provided you with a summary of one of the thirteen essays published in the book. After each mini-review, there will be questions to think about and respond to. To join in the discussion simply comment at the end of each post. We hope to make this an active discussion of The Girl Who was on Fire and The Hunger Games as well.
There is one rule, please be respectful. Whether you are commenting about the author’s post or responding to another’s point, we ask that you do so in a constructive way, even if you do not agree. We want this to be a discussion, not an argument. =)
Before you read our Girl Who Was on Fire archive, check out our three part interview with the Editor of The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson.
Click the links below to take you to an archived discussion of the essays from the anthology.
5/02/11 Why So Hungry for the Hunger Games by Sarah Rees Brennan
5/09/11: Team Katniss by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
6/08/11 Your Heart Is a Weapon the Size of Your Fist by Mary Borsellino
6/15/11 Smoke and Mirrors by Elizabeth M. Rees
6/22/11 Someone to Watch Over Me by Lili Wilkinson
6/29/11 Reality Hunger by Ned Vizzini
7/06/11: Panem et Circenses by Carrie Ryan
7/20/11: Not So Weird Science by Cara Lockwood
7/27/11: Crime of Fashion by Terri Clark
8/03/11: Bent, Shattered, and Mended by Blythe Woolston
8/10/11: The Politics of Mockingjay by Sarah Darer Littman
8/17/11: The Inevitable Decline of Decadence by Adrienne Kress
8/24/11: Community in the Face of Tyranny by Bree Despain
2/8/12: Hunger Game Theory by Diana Peterfreund
With the release of the Movie Edition of The Girl Who was on Fire we will be adding three more “Read Along” discussions to talk about the new additions to the book. We’ll update the archive after they have posted.