You know those stories where you get to know the world and the characters so completely that you never want the book to end? The kind where you watch the unread pages dwindling and despair? Well, the three novels of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy definitely fit into that category for me! And when I saw that the talented Ms Carpenter had written this nifty guide - covering all three Hunger Games books in a single tome (and what a sumptuously designed tome it is!!) - well, I kind of knew I had to make it mine!!!! I didn't regret my decision either ;) this book is everything I'd hoped for and more. Not only did it call to mind all manner of little details of the books that I'd forgotten, it was such a great experience to see the trilogy through a fresh pair of eyes. Never before had I imagined the kind of personal ad that cantankerous old Haymitch might have penned to attract a soulmate . . . so thank you Miss Carpenter for making that particular imaginative leap. Whatever your knowledge of the Hunger Games, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. It'll enrich your experience of the Games like no other commentary I've read . . . enjoy!