This is supposed to be the "ultimate" tribute guide. I can assure you it's not. The most you really learn about the tributes is a picture, district, their name, gender, height and what weapon they use in the arena (ie Katniss bow and arrow, Marvel Spear). Not much else. (As a matter of fact, most are just "Tribute Girl" because they die so early). The rest is a short recap of the event leading up to the games. There is nothing insightful here. Maybe a few interesting pictures from the movies, but most are already in the trailer or splattered on the web. It is also *very* careful to not give away any secrets (ie how Katniss earns her high score from the judges). It took me about 15 minutes to read the book cover to cover and learned nothing new. If looking for a good recap of all the tributes, check out wikipedia and various other sources on the web.