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Scholastic to Publish ‘The Hunger Games Tribute Guide’

Scholastic will publish The Hunger Games Tribute Guide, giving readers a glimpse into the stories of 24 tributes who endure a brutal competition in Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games.

Here’s more from the release: “Readers follow the Tributes’ journey from the Reaping to the Games, with a look at all the highlights along the way—the Tribute Parade, the stations of the Training Center, the interviews, and more. The book will include exclusive information about the Tributes’ strengths and weaknesses, their weapons of choice, and their experience in the Capitol before entering the arena.”

In Suzanne Collins‘ book, not much is revealed about the majority of the tributes. In fact, the names of 15 tributes have never been revealed. On the film’s Facebook page, several actors will be playing “Tribute Boy” and “Tribute Girl.” It will be interesting to see if new content may surface in this publication.

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Newcomer Actors Join the ‘Hunger Games’ Cast

Only minutes ago, the actors who will portray the District 5 tributes in The Hunger Games movie adaptation were announced on Facebook. A special “Who Are the Tributes?” page seems to have been created especially for these announcements.

Most of the people chosen for the tribute roles are newcomers to acting. In the books, a majority of the tributes do not get a lot of time in the spotlight so it’s understandable that newcomer actors can fulfill these roles. But what about the newcomers with more substantial parts to play?

For instance, Amandla Stenberg has been hired for the part of Rue; she has completed two acting jobs so far. That character has action scenes and shares poignant moments with Katniss Everdeen. Only time will tell about the quality of these performances. What do you think?