updated 03/01/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/02/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. So don’t you want to be prepared for The Hunger Games?
Get ready for the March 23 release of The Hunger Games with PEOPLE’s special issue, on stands now! In it, you’ll find:
Elizabeth Banks talks about her inspiration for Effie’s voice – and her outrageous Capitol style
Who’s who in the cast – from the District tributes to Katniss’s glam squad
Meet Amandla Stenberg, who plays Rue, Katniss’s ally in the arena
Style secrets of Katniss’s rugged look
Plus tons of behind-the-scenes photos (get a look at the Hob!) and more!
PEOPLE’s Hunger Games special is on sale now, so pick it up – and may the odds be ever in your favor.