The Panem Companion
An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, from Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays
- 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? 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 First Rebellion. With a blend of academic insight and true fan passion, 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
Praise For The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, from Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays…
"We really enjoyed The Panem Companion. It’s unapologetically smart and refuses to trivialize the series or its fandom if you’re going to read [a companion book], we suggest you go for this one.
Victor's Village, a Hunger Games blog
"An in-depth look into Panem and its districts, this book will help you understand why Panem is the way it is, and how it led to a rebellion Overall, an exceptional companion book to the Hunger Games that every fan should read."
HG Girl on Fire, a Hunger Games fansite
If other companions are Hunger Games 101, this is the grad school class.”
Leah Wilson, editor of The Girl Who Was on Fire
Smart Pop, 9781937856205, 224pp.
Publication Date: December 4, 2012