One thing we love about the Hunger Games is that it has inspired many people of all ages to pick up a book and read! We are all big lovers of books and hope that your reading journey does not end within Panem. In that spirit, we wanted to step outside Panem and explore other great books out there. Consider this your hole in the fence.
We will review a variety of books, but will always explain why you, as a Hunger Games fan, might relate to them. The books we review are chosen by the staff of Down With the Capitol, and we receive no compensation for any book we feature. If you have read a great book that you think Hunger Games fans would enjoy, email us at OutsidePanem@
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Like the Gamemakers, we will rate the tributes (books) on a scale from 1 to 12, with a book falling in the 10 – 12 range being the absolute best. while we feel a book in the 1 – 3 range just doesn’t have the potential to stand up to its competitors in the arena.
Score: 1 – 3 This book could be faking us out, but most likely it is just not able to make us believe in it.
Score: 4 – 6 This book is not bad. Not entirely impressive, but still worth your time.
Score: 7 – 9 This book is interesting and shows great potential, however certain flaws keep us from placing it at the top of the pool.
Score: 10 – 12 This book is one of the finest we have seen, definitely worth betting on. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to read it!
Want to be featured on Outside Panem?
The large number of visitors to Down With the Capitol, and those who read “Outside Panem,” are readers. Would you like us to do a review of your book? Down With the Capitol accepts books for reviews from publishing companies in both hard copy and electronic format. Please e-mail OutsidePanem@