Created as a companion to the motion picture, The World of the Hunger Games discusses some of the characters and themes from the books coupled with abundant movie stills from the film. In truth, the book is mostly pictures. As someone who has both read the books and seen the films, the companion did not provide me with much additional information. I had hoped to find some discussion of how the filmmakers transformed the world of Panem from page to screen, but the book did not approach that subject. For someone who has not read the books, however, this guide could be incredibly valuable to help fill in any gaps that the film left in terms of plot and character development.