Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl Who Was on Fire

Other Bookish Posts

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl Who Was on Fire

The Girl Who Was on Fire

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy
by Bree DespainCarrie RyanJennifer Lynn BarnesSarah Darer LittmanSarah Rees Brennan
Published by Smart Pop
Pub Date: April 5th 2011
Pages: 210
Format: eBook | Buy the book! | Goodreads

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. From the trilogy’s darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection’s exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss’ world really is.

• 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.


I’m really excited about this book! I want to see what some of my favorite authors have to say about our girl Katniss. I still can’t believe that series is over. And I love the name of this book!!


About Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan was born and raised in Ireland by the sea, where her teachers valiantly tried to make her fluent in Irish (she wants you to know it’s not called Gaelic) but she chose to read books under her desk in class instead. The books most often found under her desk were Jane Austen, Margaret Mahy, Anthony Trollope, Robin McKinley and Diana Wynne Jones, and she still loves them all today.

After college she lived briefly in New York and somehow survived in spite of her habit of hitching lifts in fire engines. She began working on The Demon’s Lexicon while doing a Creative Writing MA and library work in Surrey, England. Since then she has returned to Ireland to write and use as a home base for future adventures. Her Irish is still woeful, but she feels the books under the desk were worth it.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

27 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl Who Was on Fire”

  1. Avatar

    June G

    Wow. I guess you have a real hit when other authors want to wax poetic about your book and the characters. That's pretty awesome. Never heard of this one. Very interesting pick. I love your header by the way!

  2. Avatar

    Penelope Lolohea

    I'm excited for this too! The Hunger Games is a brilliant series, so I'm interested to see what they can add to what I already think of it. I get the feeling there is a lot more to the socialism aspect of it than even I see.

  3. Avatar


    Awesome! I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games series – second only to my love of Harry Potter. I'm quite interested to read this now, thanks for adding it to my wishlist! :)

  4. Avatar


    I've always wondered what authors within the same genre think of each other's work. :) It would be great to hear their thoughts on characters, plot, and writing style! They should publish more books like this.

  5. Avatar

    Liz Tea

    Gah, I want this one so bad too! And I seriously love the cover. I'll definitely be buying this in April

  6. Avatar


    how interesting–I'm with Liz, I've never heard of book like this. I just finished the trilogy and found it thought provoking. I couldn't get it out of mind until I put some of my own thoughts to paper.

  7. Avatar

    Jennifer A

    That is an awesome name for the book! I didn't realize that this book even existed. Thanks for sharing! I'm so sad the series is over, too. It's one of my all time favorites.

  8. Avatar

    A Canadian Girl

    I still haven't read The Hunger Games series since I want to take the time to enjoy reading it but it's definitely interesting to see what authors think of each other's work.

  9. Avatar

    Mrs. V

    Wow – this sounds like it will be great. I am going to add it to my Amazon wish list now so that I don't forget about it.

Leave a Reply to Chel Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.