The Hunger Games: Foil Edition Paperback – 30 Sep 2014
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Praise for THE HUNGER GAMES
"I couldn't stop reading." --Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly"
"The Hunger Games is amazing." --Stephenie Meyer
"Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced." --John Green, "The New York Times "Book Review
Praise for CATCHING FIRE
"Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power." --"Time Magazine"
"Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue." --"People Magazine"
Praise for MOCKINGJAY
"Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire." --"Entertainment Weekly"
"Suspenseful... Collins' fans, grown-ups included, will race to the end." --"USA Today"
"At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter." --"New York Times" Book Review
"Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears. [Mockingjay] is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow." --"Los Angeles Times"
* "This concluding volume in Collins's Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review
About the Author
Suzanne Collins is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: "The Hunger Games," " Catching Fire," and "Mockingjay." She is also the author of the picture book "Year of the Jungle," a "Publishers Weekly "best book of the year, and the "New York Times "bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle grade readers, which started with" Gregor the Overlander." Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut. You can find her online at suzannecollinsbooks.com.
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I started reading the first book on Sunday morning and by Sunday night I had completely devoured it. My housework did not get completed and dinner was more than a bit late. Where on earth was this series hiding and why had I not heard of it before now?
The whole story is so well thought out, rounded characters, brilliant use of the English Language, imaginative and simply an enthralling pleasure to read. Don't be fooled that these books are aimed at Teens - I'm 32 and loved it. I loved it so much that I downloaded the other two books in the series immediately - I had to find out what happens to the characters and follow them on their quest. I had a bit of a late night Sunday and then during my hour lunch break for the next couple of days finished the second book which is just as captivating. I'm starting the third tonight, but am sure I will be sad to see it end.
If you only read one book this year, please make it this one - you really won't be disappointed. I can't stop raving about these books to my friends and colleagues and I had to come on here and write a review to tell you to read it too!
Hunger Games is set in the future where North America has been turned into a country called Panem, separated into 12 districts and the Capitol. As if constant hunger wasn't bad enough, the districts are constantly reminded of the "Dark Days", when they rebelled against the Capitol, by punishing their children in the Hunger Games. Every year each District must send one boy and one girl to the Capitol to take part in these Games where they must fight each other to their deaths. The winner is the child who comes out alive, having presumably killed all the others. The Hunger Games is reality TV at its very extreme; mere entertainment for the wealthy and pampered residents of the Captitol, but torturous for the Districts, who have to watch their children year by year go off to the Capitol to be killed.
This book starts on the day of the Reeping, where the teenagers who will enter the Games are chosen at random throughout the districts. We follow Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl of District 12. Katniss has been scarred deeply by the death of her father in a mining disaster several years ago and since then has been breaking the laws of Panem by hunting animals in the forest in order to feed her starving family. You can't help but feel for Katniss, who has lost so much and tries so hard to care for her family, and when her little sister Prim is chosen in the Reeping, you can understand why she volunteers to take her place.Read more ›
In a near and dark future the bit of our world that we know as North America is now Panem. At its centre is The Capitol and around it are 12 Districts, each devoted to a different industry (such as mining or farming). But once there were was a District 13. This District was destroyed in an uprising against the President and his controllers. The result of this rebellion is that each year the remaining Districts must watch a son and a daughter fight to the death in front of their eyes in some kind of obscene reality television show called The Hunger Games. Two children, aged between 12 and 18, are put into an artificial environment, given limited weapons and food, and are aggravated and teased and prodded and goaded into slaughtering the others - or at least those who do not die of hunger or dehydration or mishap - until just one survives. This entertainment has been crafted with rituals and careful design into something appallingly oppressive yet ornate that mocks the fact that its victims are young and frightened children.
Our heroine is 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen from the grottiest and poorest of the Districts, the twelfth. She is placed into the Games not because her name was called in the lottery but because the name that was called was that of her 12-year-old sister.Read more ›
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I tend to avoid what I would consider "young adult" fiction but I refused to watch the films until I'd read the books. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mrs T
I thought this book was amazing. Although aimed at a young audience, like myself, both my parents thoroughly enjoyed it; desite admitting that it is "very much a kids book"... Read morePublished 4 days ago by MRS L G COTTRELL
When I started this book, I didn't think of what lied ahead so when it got onto the games I was surprised by how it described every thing in the book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Watched all the films recently and really enjoyed them, so bought the books and as always they are better, but I was really, really nicely surprised as the films followed the books... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Mikki
the first book in the hunger games trilogy is about katniss (the main character ) volunteering to enter the hunger games to save her little sister prim from entering herself. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Percy
These books were well packaged and bought as a present for my teenage son who was delighted with them. Even though he has seen the films he is enjoying these books immensely. Read morePublished 6 days ago by sue
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