Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Stars of the Hunger Games: Inside Out by Mel Williams

Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Format: ARC
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 23rd February 2012

Book: For Review*
Genre: Non-Fiction, Movie-Tie-In, YA
Recommended Age: 11+
Contains: Nothing Unsuitable
No Alcohol, Drug References

May the odds be ever in your favour.

As The Hunger Games explodes onto our screens, get the low-down on the hot stars of this sensational movie.  Find out what they are like in real life – and how they measure up against their characters!

Could Jennifer Lawrence survive in the wild like Katniss? 
Is Josh Hutcherson as romantic as Peeta?
Does Liam Hemsworth have a rebellious streak like Gale?

Packed full of fantastic photos and fab facts, this is a must for all Hunger Games fans!

hunger games                                                                   Review:
I am sure most of the blogging community has read The Hunger Games, and all have heard of it.  And I’m sure most of you have heard of the movie it is becoming.  Maybe, like me, you’re counting down the days!  But with the release date getting ever closer, may I ask you how much you know about the stars who are bringing the amazing characters to life?  Despite my addiction, I didn’t know much…  Until I read this.  With the brilliant pictures and tons of facts, I now boast much movie knowledge!  And I’m EVEN MORE excited about the movie!!
Being a total Hunger Games addict, I was desperate to read this, even though I almost never read non-fiction!  I wanted to know if ‘ordinary’, real people could live up to the super, exceptional, amazing characters in my head.  I just loved reading all the actor facts, the little round ups of each character, why the actor is super and full of “tribute talents” enough to be Katniss, Peeta, Gale, etc.  And the layout was just gorgeous – flames and arrows for Katniss, berries and cammo for Peeta, arrows and lightening for Gale, the fields for Thresh, bright pink for Effie… all just were so right for each character.  And, overall, it was all so pretty!!
All the actors, in my opinion, are perfect for their roles.  We all know Jen looks gorgeous in her ‘proper Katniss gear’.  Did you know she can also use guns and skin a squirrel (yuck, by the way), as well as knowing how to rock climb and do archery?  Awesome!  And the gorgeous Josh Hutcherson, who worked out to get the Peeta Build, is so romantic he falls “in love at the drop of a hat” as well as being brill at all things outdoorsy.  Liam Hemsworth (who’s Australian, did ya know?) is a strong supporter of “just causes” and has said “Peeta and Gale are actually best friends in real life”.  Now, when I first finished this review, this paragraph was about three times this length.  As I actually don’t want to give the whole book in my review, I should probably limit myself to just gushing about the three main actors.  But before I stop, I’d just like to say that the only actor I’m not sure about is the one who will play Cinna, whose name is Lenny Kravitz.  He just isn’t how I pictured Cinna…  Here’s a picture of him: tell me what you think!
I loved all the facts, the gorgeous layout and picture.  It was addictive, poring over all the facts, answering the “Quick Quiz” questions…  And there was me thinking I wasn’t a big celeb nut!  Turns out Hunger Games + actors = actors I absorb loads of knowledge of.  Strange… But cool.  And I loved absorbing all of these!  Even what Josh’s cats are called (Jell-O and Paws, just so you know!).
If you love The Hunger Games, you simply have to read this one!  These facts are ones you have to have before you go to see the movie!

Star Rating:
4 Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Twilight Boys: Inside Out by Mel Williams
Girl Who Was On Fire by Leah Wilson

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Happy Reading
* This book was received from Piccadilly Press in exchange for an honest review


Zoe said...

Cooool! I can't wait for THG movie. Great review!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Zoe: Me neither!! Are you counting down the days too? Thanks! :D

Anya said...

Eeep! I am so excited for this movie! By the way, how did you get your Goodreads feed on your blog? I can't manage it!