Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence by Katherine Krohn

When The Hunger Games opens in theatres later this year, it could be one of the biggest movies of the year. Based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins, the story of Katniss Everdeen has captured the imaginations of readers around the world. When plans for the movie were first announced, people wondered who would play the pivotal role of Katniss; it later went to Jennifer Lawrence. Who is this actress? Where did she come from? What did she do before landing this role? This book has everything you need to know about the young woman behind the character.

I'm not going to lie - I'm very excited for The Hunger Games. I enjoyed the books and I'm really looking forward to the movie. I didn't have strong feelings either way on Jennifer Lawrence when she was cast as Katniss, but I did want to learn more about her. This book is a very straightforward biography that traces the young actress' life and career to late 2011. This book probably won't have a very long shelf life without seeming dated (particularly once The Hunger Games opens - let alone if Jennifer Lawrence goes on to have a long and successful career), but its topicality and relevance will make it very appealing to young readers. It's a great fit for middle grade readers who like biographies, people who like reading about celebrities and Hollywood, and those who are looking forward to The Hunger Games.

Check out Katherine Krohn's website.

I received an advance review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Lerner Publishing.

Find it at Amazon. 

Read it with:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Vera Wang: Enduring Style by Katherine Krohn
Kristin Stewart by Robin Johnson

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