The Hunger Games Trilogy (Box Set) by Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games Trilogy (Box Set) by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Trilogy (Box Set)

bySuzanne Collins

Hardcover | August 24, 2010

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The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!
Suzanne Collins is the author of the bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which started with Gregor the Overlander. In The Hunger Games trilogy, Suznne continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.
Title:The Hunger Games Trilogy (Box Set)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:8.9 × 5.85 × 4 inShipping dimensions:8.9 × 5.85 × 4 inPublished:August 24, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545265355

ISBN - 13:9780545265355

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Outstanding series, it kept me on my toes the whole time
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it I loved the first book, it was really good but I found the second two to be a bit disappointing, never the less I enjoyed the series.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series! So much better than the movies! I devoured these books.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for adults too! I loved this trilogy and I read it as an adult. Easy read for an adult but not boring. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok the series started good but the end was ... meh
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun fun, quick, suspenseful read
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Absolutely unforgettable story and wonderful box set every THG fan out there should have!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series I'm a huge fan of this book series, and the foil edition covers are so pretty! 10/10 recommend this series.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic These are amazing books. There's not much more to say. If you want to feel empowered, read these. They make you feel like you can do anything.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Set A great set. Although the ending was a little disappointing.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it Got this box set back in 2012 and the box itself still looks great. I love these books and they without a doubt live up to the hype. I would recommend this to any hunger games lover.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing One of my favourite book series I have ever read, I could not put the books down!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This box set is great for a fan Great for a fan of the trilogy. This is the box set I have, and while the other one is prettier (AND cheaper) I think this one is a larger book. Great to share with others, the box set is a beautiful way to keep all the books together and then pass on when you are done. Highly recommend for adults, young adults, teenagers AND pre-teens.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love one of the best series ive read
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great books! I loved them all! Really great series that I highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great the best box set for this series
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing trilogy This trilogy was fantastic. Some times I find that only the first book in a series is good, but I really enjoyed all of these books. However, I do feel that the ending was a little rushed.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic trilogy These books were great. I find often times only the first book is good while the others are okay, but I really enjoyed all of these books!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Books! Great Box Set! I loved these books and have actually purchased each book separately as well as the box set.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book good book but boring at times
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good binding and packaging story is just okay, not the best but worth your time to read
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this trilogy and love this box set Good quality! Loved these books and the price for the set is amazing!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Original Dystopian Trilogy This series changed the industry and made huge strides in making a lot of people readers. Although not a huge fan of the last book, I do appreciate this trilogy and would recommend it. Creates a new world that you could see coming to pass but doesn't make it to hard to follow.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Love it..books are the series.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging and exciting! An amazing series. Have read multiple times and overtime enjoy and pick up on different details. Such amazing books, can't recommend them highly enough.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love! Books Great set to have! Love the hooked reading them from my little cousin.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Books I loved these book and the movies were good too
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really love I brought this not so long ago after saw the movies (yeah, i know) and the story in the books are really amazing!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love this trilogy. I find myself reading it over and over every once in a while. I was afraid of stepping into this series as the first movie had just came out at the time and I did not like it in the least bit. When I started reading the first book, however, I could not resist buying the next two as well. It was an amazing piece of work that could not have gone any better in my opinion.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favorite would read these books over and over
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lived up to its expectations! As the title says, it was worth the hype! It caught my attention from the very first page of the first book to the last page of the 3rd book. One of my favourite trilogies!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the films I enjoyed the books better than the movies. I love the lengthy details. I'm not sure if a young reader would understand the deeper meaning behind the story tho.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the source material is usually better than the adaptations the source material for films and/or tv shows is typically better than what they are adapted into and this series is a really good example of that rule
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great price - I couldn't resist! I really wanted to read this series for some time, and when it went on sale I couldn't resist. I just finished the first book and it does not disappoint! Quick easy, engaging read.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing I loved The Hunger Games Trilogy. It was the first book I ever bought at Indigo, this amazingly written novel series captures how a sixteen year old girl has to survive and protect her friends and family. Readers will not be disappointed. (:
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth ALL the Hyper Great read. This book was not an instant love. I read it because I was teaching grade 8 and another teacher said even boys that wouldn't read were sneaking it in their desks during class, and they were right. If it makes non readers read, then I had to give it a try. You cannot go wrong with this series, something for everyone.
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engaging Read these three books in less than a week. Two of them in two days. The best way to describe them is "Survivor on crack". They were also very well written. The second book got a little slow but picked up. What I really liked about them was that they made you think about what human nature is actually like and how would we handle a similar situation.
Date published: 2012-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ! These books were amazing Suzanne Collins is a born authour. These books have you wanting to keep turning the pages! these books keep you guessing all the time but i recomend you but the trilogy becaus eafter you finish one book you want to jump right into the next one! My favortie boook by far was the first one but the other ones were really good to, Can;t wait to buy the movies!
Date published: 2012-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping I enjoyed both the characters and the story of this series. Mostly well written. I had not heard of the series until the movie was available. I picked up the series and completed it in a couple of days. Definately a page turner. The books have drama, action and soft romance throughout. My husband also enjoyed reading them. A little graphic for the age category of characters but not too far fetched from the harsh reality of our world. .
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPIC (Really, I don't use that word) Okay... so I read all three around Christmas time... Hunger games - it took me two days and only because I had to go to work... I had no Idea, and it picked up quick. I even went back and read it a second time. The movie doesn't even begin to compare, but how could it? Catching fire - my fav, twists and turns and how in the world did that just happen... what are you planning or not planning??? What book two is done...NOOOO Mocking Jay - I took my time with this one simply because I was worried about how in the world you could build such a story line and just drop it all with "The End" don't worry, it's not a slow let down... there is stuff going on right to the end and the end isn't as bad as I thought it would be. You know when a book leaves all these stupid loose ends... this trilogy ties the knot up really good! Enjoy and my the odds be ever in your favor!
Date published: 2012-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What everyone before me already said.... This is a great trilogy! Even though this is targeted towards teens, Suzanne Collins deals with some very serious issues like politics, poverty, human nature/survival in a mature and sometimes cruel context. At first, I was not too impressed by the writing on the first two pages of the book. But once you get past that and begin to understand the world of Panem more, you will get sucked in by this horribly deadly, yet fascinating world that Suzanne has created. Katniss is a wonderful heroine, who separates from the conventional heroines in today's popular vampire culture where she actually does something other than sit there and wait for someone to save her. Peeta and Gale are equally extraordinary characters who do not disappoint. Other than the last book, which got a tad confusing for me at some point, I enjoyed this series a lot. I would recommend you to pick it up asap!
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the hype North America does not exist any more. In its place is the nation of Panem, which consists of the materialistic Capitol and the 12 districts that supply its wealth. To stave off rebellion, every year the Capitol demands an offering of a boy and a girl from each district to compete in a televised fight to the death known as the Hunger Games. The trilogy follows Katniss, a young tribute from District 12, as she competes, strategizes and fights for survival and explores what her actions in the arena mean for the people of the greater Panem. Action and excitement abound in the incredibly detailed and vivid world Collins has created, but there is always a sense of foreboding lurking in your subconscious as you read. Collins keeps the story interesting by continually adding surprise elements and ending the chapters with cliff hangers keeps it fast-paced. If that wasn't enough, there is just a hint of a love story to satisfy the romantics. Collins doesn’t shy away from death and violence so an older teen audience is recommended. I’d suggest buying the box set, as the series is unbelievably addicting!
Date published: 2012-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best YA Series since Harry Potter FREAKING AMAZING!!! I absolutely loved it! Collins is a born story teller with a vivid imagination. The plot was great with superb characters. Please visit my blog for my full review: * review of the entire series * ** contains spoilers **
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! I know a lot of Hunger Games fans hate the comparison to the Twilight series but as a fan of both, Hunger Games (particularly the first book) is the superior one in my opinion. For me, Katniss is a much more believable character. While she has her self-sacrificing moments (such as volunteering to be tribute to spare her sister's life), for the most part she is fairly self-absorbed which makes her much more relatable than Bella who is always unbelievably selfless. The first book is such a great easy read that I couldn't put it down until I finished it. The second book is ok but the third one is too dark and boring for me. Even though I'm not in love with all three books this is still a series you shouldn't pass on.
Date published: 2012-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from before u see the movie I just finished re-reading the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. In the book America has kind of been distorted, there is now a capital where all the rich people live there life and then there are 12 district, and this districts produce different things. The story is about Katniss who lives in district 12 which is the minor district (poor side of America); she has to take care of her mother and her little sister. the hunger games is a yearly event where one boy and one girl from each district gets chosen out of random to compete in the Hunger games, where they are placed in an area where only one can survive, the hunger game is done in a reality TV . The book starts on the day of the reaping, which is the day the children gets selected and unfortunately Katniss younger sister prim rose selected, Katniss decided to voluntary to protect her sister, and that everything gets started, one of the reasons why I like this book is because its super fast phase, I feel like the writing is very compact meaning that you can read in a day or two. There are some many aspect of this book that I really enjoy; there is one part that I can truly remember. The part where peter (the boy that was picked in district 12) and Katniss are on this train to the capital, where they have is fabulous meal and Katniss is so used to starving all the time, so getting the chance to a great mean was very special. The book is great and I recommend that you guys read the book before watching the movie.
Date published: 2012-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing series! You must read these books but be prepared to read non-stop until you finish them. You will not be able to put them down!
Date published: 2012-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick Easy Read All 3 Books I found all the books too fast paced for its own good. The books were well done although I think she could have dragged it out a bit so when someone dies you actually feel something. As usual I didn't really like the main character Katniss, I find I don't like the main character in most books. Although a lot of side characters help get you interested and excited for what happens next. 1) Hunger Games Found it very interesting and made you want to continue reading. 2) Catching Fire Probably the best book in the series. There was a lot of fighting and surprises that were lacking in the first book. The last half of the book especially was what made the book so great. That made of for how sappy the beginning was. 3) Mocking Jay Found it very hard to read, as it was very slow and boring. The last quarter was exciting and fast paced as usual. But it took to long to get tot he last part. I think this book will make a good movie from all the action in it. Of course the last quarter will probably take up most of the movie.
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! The Hunger Games Trilogy is truly the first book series I enjoyed from start to finish. The plot is fresh and creative, making each book a story you can't tear yourself away from. In the first book especially, there are twists you wouldn't expect, and the author does a great job of wrapping up -just- enough of the storyline to satisfy the reader, but leaves enough to be desired so that you can't wait to dig into the next book. The best part of the series is that it can appeal to varying demographics, and unlike other popular books of this genre, The Hunger Games can easily be enjoyed by males as much as females.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! I bought this book set yesterday, on sale for only 45 bucks!. And i started reading it right away. Im only on the first book, but already it is amazing! I read soo many reviews on this book and it is true; its wonderful! :)
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will I like this? I've been look at reviews for this and everyone says its good. I wanted to buy the trilogy becuz it is much cheaper than buying the books separate, but I dunno if I'd like these books. I'm more into the Dan brown type of stuff and Tom Clancy; I was wondering if these type of books would be good for someone who ils new to this type of category of books?.
Date published: 2012-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTABOLOUS! I love the whole series. I read the books non-stop. Totally lost sleep, forgot to eat, etc. Couldn't rip my eyes off the amazing words on the wonderful pages.
Date published: 2012-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Amazing! I rarely use the word for anything but this series truly deserves the recognition. I’m not a great fan of heroines because I usually find it hard to relate to them, but this book had no such effect on me. Collins captures the uncertainty of youth against a backdrop of unbelievable horror and indifference. I like the fast paced style of writing. I enjoyed not needing know what every little detail looked like in poetic verse. It is an addictive set of books. I am a fan of history and the ties between The Capitol and ancient Rome are excellent. I also like the lack of over all high technology and petroleum in the plot. The underlying theme of helplessness ties in well with the teenage angst all of use know.
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Amazing Series, EVER! I read this trilogy in less than 2 weeks, it was THAT GOOD. I coudn't put these books down. You will find yourself on the edge of dispair while reading and yet excited as a citizen of the Capital is during The Hunger Games. You will fall in love and hate. Suzanne Collins idea alone is the most creative yet imaginable thing I have heard of in a long time. I want this series to continue on forever. I hope this book in implemented in high school reading because it teaches so many valuable leasons. Do yourself or a friend a favour and get this trilogy.
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting! When I first encountered the Hunger Games back in 2008/2009, I thought it was very unreal and stupid because of the storyline being about killing other tributes, etc. Three years later I grabbed the Hunger Games and gave it another chance and was blown away by it. Once I was done the first book, we were leaving for vacation so I ran to Chapters right when it opened and purchased the next two books to bring with me. I read the last two books on my vacation and enjoyed them so much. I would recommend this book to someone who is into futuristic but also if you want to read something other than Twilight. You should try, the movie release is coming around the corner!
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unrivaled Simply put this was the best book series I have ever read. I was completely at its mercy as I couldn’t put down and it consumed my life until the last page, and for sometime after. The characters are very real, and while I found Katniss’ complete cluelessness about boys frustrating it rings very true. Her devotion to her sister and desire not to be another play thing for the capital to watch die is striking. The fact that this series does not focus solely on the love story as other series have it’s a refreshing change. While there is a love story that will probably frustrate you as it did me, the harsh realities of the games and the twisted government are definitely the underlying stars of this series. The writing is superb and extremely imaginative; you will have no problem picturing everything that is thrown at Katniss or her competitors. Pick this series up, find a comfortable spot to sit, and lose yourself in the world of Panem. Not a book series to be missed.
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! absolutely loved the series...couldn't put the books down....she did an awesome job keeping the reader entertained. cant wait for the movie adaptation!
Date published: 2012-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing... good.... horrible Ok, to start of, this is my favorite teen series... ever, but i'm not alone on feeling they deteriorate as they go on. book one: thoughts: impossible to put down, breathtaking, suspenseful, amazing. 5 stars. characters: unique and interesting with a great and super kick ass protagonist. plot: fast-paced and always with a twist. overall a killer book. book two: thoughts: yes, the awesomeness continues! katniss is back and just as strong as ever and the capitol is as cruel and horrible as before with more tortures in store for her. characters: more and more perfect, since we get to meet gale in person. in book two, i, like katniss couldn't pick between peeta and gale, they were both so amazing. plot: keeps up the twists and turns and suspense of the first book and shows what life was like out of the arena as well. overall: very good (though it somehow lacks something compared to its predecessor) 4 stars book three: what the hell? everything that made the first two books so amazing is gone. katniss goes mental, tries to kill herself, and passes out every few chapters just as the actions revs up. the entire story is depressing and gale completely ruins everything i thought of him, becoming a character who would do the unthinkable for the 'greater good'. characters: ruined by either the capitol or simply themselves. plus almost every single character other than the leads end up in unemotional quick deaths. plot: panem is at war. death and destruction is everywhere, but so is hope. but through out the whole novel, all i could hope for was that it was over soon. 2 stars. the ending however works for me. it had the bitter-sweet feeling i expected, and katniss made the choice i had been hoping she would, and chose the right man that she desperately needed. overall: it was a hard read, that made you feel empty and depressed, but it was a necessary read for any hunger games fan. series overall: amazing, with hidden messages about our society and government that shone with creativity and power. one word to describe it: wow.
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomonal Series Wow! Is all I have to say about the Hunger Games series of books! What fun and exciting storylines and the characters are fantastic! I reccomend to everyone!
Date published: 2011-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! I didn't have any expectations when I bought this series but while I was reading it, I just fall in love with the story and the caracters. It's well written, the plot is good and it's not just a romance or war, it includes both so it's not a chick book!!!
Date published: 2011-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So glad I bought this! I'm a very picky reader, I pick up books that are similar to others I've read and sometimes they collect dust on my bookshelf after I read two or three chapters. I stumbled onto this series by accident, it was a link on Facebook promoting the new movie and I read about a little bit and decided I might as well buy it since I haven't treated myself to a new book in a very long time. Though there are three books and it hasn't been a week they are finished and I'm still excited by what I read on those pages. Collins just pulled me into her world and I couldn't get enough of it! The characters are so well thought out and come to life through her words. A great series! Definitely worth the $60 it was in stores!
Date published: 2011-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than I expected I waited a long time before finally picking up this series even though I had been constantly hearing nothing but good things about it. I really loved this series. The writing wasn't the greatest and the first one was kind of predictable, but that didn't stop the fact that it was a great story. They are full of twists and surprises that make each of them a page-turner. I found myself awake in the early hours of the morning trying to read as much as I possibly could, desperate to know what woudl happen next. It was gripping! The meanings behind this book add to the already great story. I would highly reccommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2011-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Set!! This set is gorgeous !! If you love the books it is totally worth owning.
Date published: 2011-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Reads I don't know why I put off reading these books for so long, I wish that the moment they had been recommended I had run out and started reading. It's been a long time since I've gone to bed at 10 then found myself shutting my light off at 5 am because I had to finish a book, The Hunger Games was that book for me. While I found that each of the books started off rather slowly once you get into them its like quicksand you're sucked in and hooked. It's easy to get attached to Peeta, Katniss and Gale. If you enjoy dystopian fiction I highly recommend The Hunger Games, and even if you don't like dystopian fiction, you should probably read them anyways.
Date published: 2011-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps distract from post-Potter depression Such a page-turner! I was up all night reading the books! Before you read the books, make sure you have loads of time because once you start, YOU CAN NOT STOP :)
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be warned, this series will cause late nights reading 'cause it's that good Suzanne Collins definitely put herself on my top authors list with this engrossing and tantalizing story that is the world of Panem. I was so hooked into this series that I barely got any sleep and read all three books twice within a week.
Date published: 2011-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lots of AWESOMENESS! This was one of the best series I have ever read. I t is a great read for all ages.
Date published: 2011-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Although this is in the teen section, it was a recommended read from a co-worker. I could not put the book down until it was finished and read the whole series in an entire weekend. Although gory, it's not gory. I am definitely going to let my daughters read this. Great hidden meanings in there.
Date published: 2011-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COULD NOT PUT DOWN! I ordered the trilogy because I've been hearing such great reviews about the series. The Hunger Games trilogy exceeded my expectations. It's full of action, family, romance, futuristic elements. Great characters, great story, and I'm glad I had the series read in time for the movie based on the first book which comes out March 2012. When I finished the second book, Catching Fire, I finished the third book, Mockingjay in less than 9 hours STRAIGHT. I could not put it down until I finished the whole book! Definitely up there with the Harry Potter series :)
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Survival of the Fittest is but a Game for some I buckled under pressure from my coworkers and decided to give The Hunger Games Trilogy a try. And am I glad I did (although, I was disappointed with the cheap corrugated cardboard box used to package the box set, with no extra features nor was it priced cheaper). "The Hunger Games" is perhaps my favourite book out of all three. Smartly thought out, written simply but in a very engaging manner, it held on to my attention till the very end. When I was reading it, the story reminded me a lot of "Battle Royale" by Koushun Takami, in which a class of students are closely monitored on an island where they have to kill one another till only one remains. But that was where the similarity ended. "Catching Fire" went much further into telling what happened beyond the arena, and detailed the consequences for the characters involved and the society as a whole. The second book caught fire from the spark provided by a twist in the plot. The writing was progressively stronger too. "Mockingjay" was a tricky one for me to get into initially, but it did pick up as the pace of the plot quickened towards its finish. Suzanne Collins must have had her hands full with this, trying to wrap up such a brilliant series. Conclude well she did, for I really enjoyed the poignant, understated end for the story and its characters. The Hunger Games Trilogy is definitely a must-read in the young adult fiction genre, yet it is not limited to readers of that age group. Give this a try if you are looking for a quick-paced intriguing read. A movie adaptation is currently in production too, and hopefully they do the series justice, first by casting someone worthy of the role of Katniss Everdeen.
Date published: 2011-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Escape I picked up "The Hunger Games" 2 weeks ago, and raced through the first one. THis book brought back childhood memories of nights I'd stay up all night to read my Harry Potter. Just a nice simple escape from reality. The depth of darkness, thought, love, and family strongly pulls you into the world of Katniss Everdeen, in a futuristic civilization on wht was once North America. The idea that a government such as The Capitol could control people so greatly brings great perspectve into the world outside our own. I finished book 1 in 4 days, raced out to pick up "Catching Fire",finished the amazing second book in 3 days, and again sped against the speed limit to pick up the most amazing of the 3, Mockingjay. Collins does a fantastic job of keeping her readers on their toes. I could go on and on about this book, but I don't want to say too much - it's a book you have to experience for yourself. It's amazingy well-written, fast paced, original, powerful, but also vile and gruesome and oh so much more! Do yourself a favour and get a copy, even if you think this is not your cup of tea ... Believe me, I didn't think it was mine either as this book is bajillion times more gruesome and violent than the ones I normally read, but I still loved it. Admittedly, at times it was difficult to read as I'm a vegetarian and all the talk about hunting and eating animals and wearing fur and leather *really* put me off (yeah, I'm crazy like that :p), but I eventually learned to accept it and focus more on the rest of the story, which is amazing.
Date published: 2011-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this series! I've been raving about this to everyone! There is so much depth to the characters in this novel. It's a bit of Lord of the Flies, 1984 tied with love for one's family and community. Although it's identified as a teen novel, I think the content itself is much more mature than the usual teen novels. Comparing it to the latest trend of teen novels, Twilight, I did like it but there's not that much character build up in that novel, it's only really about love and not much more. Hunger Games is a page turner, I would definitely recommend it! Each book shows you allows you further into this world of Panem which has a lot of references to our world today.
Date published: 2010-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor! First word that comes to mind is fresh. The characters, the places, the story. Another good thing about the trilogy is that Collins knew when to finish. The best stories felt short because they were stretched too far. I enjoyed how Katniss could be nice and sweet and understanding but she also had a bad side. I did not care much for Peeta, somehow his love for Katniss, or more so the announcement of it annoyed me. However I really loved Cinna. Too bad he met such an end. The only bad thing I have to say about the whole trilogy is that sometimes Katniss seemed to be very stupid. The things she did or the choices she made. But no one would think straight facing the terror of the Hunger Games.
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful! I picked up this trilogy after hearing so much about it! When I started reading it, I didn't understand the hype. It was good but not AMAZING as everyone said. But then there is this one part that grabs your full attention and from then on, I understood why everyone loved this book! So trust me, if you just started reading it and you're like meh, it will get so much more BETTER! The books in all are a wonderful series, and the way Collins wrote them made them feel so real. It's thrilling, keeps you at the edge of your seat type book, wonderful characters you will care for and action packed! Don't be turned off by the fact that it is a teen book! Give it a chance!
Date published: 2010-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series! As a junior high science teacher and mother of two girls I love this series! Such a great conversation starter with older kids about moral and ethics. It grabbed me from the first page of the first book. Although the story is about kids killing kids, the author writes in such a way that it is not offensive or overly gory. This series grabbed my attention similar to how the Twilight series did, however these books have a lot more substance to them (along with a love triangle!) Great series!
Date published: 2010-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally satisfied my hunger I absolutely loved this series and although I was sad the series ended, I was very happy with the ending. It's definitely an exciting read. It's a unique setting, action packed (will make a fantastic movie!) and a grabbing love story. Highly recommend to anyone who's okay with teen novels!
Date published: 2010-09-15

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Hunger Games series#1 USA Today Bestseller#1 New York Times Bestseller#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller#1 Publishers Weekly BestsellerA People magazine (Top 10) Best Book of 2009A Time Magazine Best Fiction Book of 2009A Best Book of 2009A Kirkus Best Book of 2009A 2009 BooklistEditors' Choice"Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power." -Time Magazine"Collins has joined J. K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer as a writer of children's books that adults are eager to read.""Perfect pacing and electrifying world-building." -Booklist, starred review"A humdinger of a cliffhanger will leave readers clamoring for volume three." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Forget Edward and Jacob... readers will be picking sides-Peeta or Gale?" -Publishers Weekly, starred review"Leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment." -School Library Journal, starred review