- Paperback: 1408 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (6 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1407135449
- ISBN-13: 978-1407135441
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 8.9 x 20.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,744 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Hunger Games Trilogy Paperback – Box set, 6 Sep 2012
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About the Author
Suzanne Collins is the author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. The much-anticipated finale to The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, will be published on August 24th, 2010. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at www.suzannecollinsbooks.com.
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The first book follows our main character, Katniss, as she participates in The Hunger Games - an annual event in which a group of randomly selected young people have to fight to the death in an arena. The young people are selected from twelve poor Districts (two from each) surrounding a wealthy capital - of course, it's the rich people in the capital who are entertained by the poor kids fighting it out. The whole event is televised for the entire nation to watch. The second two books follow on directly from The Hunger Games, and examine the aftermath of the events portrayed therein, ultimately leading to an attempt at revolution from the Districts.
These books can be read on quite a shallow level as a simple adventure story, but there is a not very subtle attempt at examining what it means to be human and compassionate, how wealth and power can change you, and what sparks a revolution (and what is required to keep it going). The books are well-paced and fraught with tension - I read the lot in about three days flat, and could hardly bear to put them down.
The loss of a star comes from two things: the writing, and the main protagonist. The writing is, for the most part, very straight-forward and not particularly adventurous or descriptive. The reasons for this are clear (the story is told from Katniss' perspective, and for much of her life she has been too focussed on survival to be able to be highly imaginative), but at times it does feel stilted and overly simple.Read more ›
While the writing can be likened to Twilight in that it is fairly simple, easy to read and easy to get into, the story is far superior. I was and am an avid reader - however my sister is more of a late bloomer. She read the first book in short order and we are both looking forward to seeing the film come out next month.
This is a perfect YA book but also a great book for older readers too. Although it is set in a future dystopian world, it only really gets dark in the last book. Definitely a tear jerker but definitely educational in that it really makes you appreciate the freedom that we have now.
A wonderful book series.
Book 1; Is alright, while it's appeal to romantic teens and emo' alike is clearly visible it still makes for a solid "passer of time" for the more cynic among us. The book adds more depth to the characters, surroundings, moods & details come to life through words and thoughts in a way no movie-set can reproduce.
Book 2; Is Good, For a film crew this will present no further challenges - and I suspect the formula from movie 1 will be reapplied with success.
The book is a good read and moves you (the reader) outside of teenager territory - the kids might find it a bit difficult/graphic..it all adds to the mood, and without it the book would have been a lesser experience.
Book 3; Is Great; Well worth the wait - I wont give anything away by saying that the last 400 pages are packed with important events that made me feel like I couldn't skip a single word.
I read it in less than 24hours.
I for one am really looking forward to experiencing this being transferred to the big screen in a manner that's sensitive to the fantastic work done by the Author.
Action Packed, True to the characters & plot line - not rushed or artificially muted/subdued..great reading!
Of course I could ramble on about parallels to ongoing and historic events/regimes - why bother? I'll let you do that yourself rather than fill your head with preconceptions.
Read & Enjoy!
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Couldnt put it down, read after watching the first two films. Gives you a totally different perspective of the story.Published 9 hours ago by Adam Kirkham
Must admit not the first time I have read this trilogy but after seeing the films thought I would revisit the books. Well worth the time, still as good second time around.Published 9 days ago by Nairda
bought for my son who is a great fan, and an avid book reader. he recommends these and read them all one after the other quite quickly. the book is always better and more detailed. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Donna Goodson
Definitely not my usual genre of book but I Loved them. Read all 3 books within a week which is fast for me.Published 12 days ago by Pen Name