The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set 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!
- Published: 01 November 2011
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN 13: 9780545265355 ISBN 10: 0545265355
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Reviews for The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set
An easy read which poses serious questions
[Originally posted on fictionpredictions.blogspot.com]
First off, can I just start by saying that I absolutely adore this series? These books are probably the first ones since ever to keep me up reading until 2a.m. The plot is fast-paced, with cliffhangers almost every chapter. The language is simple and adds to the pacing. The books are written in first-person POV, so we can really get in the head of Katniss and thus everything she does become much more relatable.
But the one thing that The Hunger Games Trilogy has done exceptionally well is that it can evoke raw emotions. A lot. The theme it chooses is nothing new, but especially on the first read, the actions and the intensity and the thrill and the shock-value were overwhelming. I remember, as I flipped through the pages, thoughts racing through my head (just like Katniss racing through the forest - bad comparison, I know, but just had to throw that out there!) "Would I have done the same thing?" "Would I have felt the same way?"
That said, the series is not without flaws. Some characters come across as shallow. There is a certain lack of minor details and plot twists which would probably have added a bit of depth and spiced up the books more. (Hint: If you're finished with the series, search for "The Pearl Plot of the Hunger Games". You'll be interested.) I'm a huge fan of books with foreshadowing to future plot points and all that, and The Hunger Games Trilogy seemed to be the kind of books that would be perfect for that, so I was disappointed to find that there was none.
In addition, the qualities of the books seem to deteriorate: MILD SPOILER In the last book, Collins seem to be killing everybody just to get Katniss to the physical and mental state she wanted! I understand this is war, and it is supposed to be harsh, but it could still have resonated better with me if their deaths are described with more attention and emotions. I mean, on my first read I didn't even noticed that MY FAVORITE CHARACTER has died! END SPOILER The fast-pacing of the series, while suitable for the story it is telling, was continued to the end, creating an abrupt feel and non-closure (and spawning a lot of fanfictions.)
Still, I would highly recommend the series to - practically anyone who can understand the theme of the books! It's an easy read, yet the questions it poses are as serious as any book can be.
Ratings: 5 stars for the whole series. 5 for The Hunger Games, 4 for Catching Fire, and 3 for Mockingjay. by Khuyên Lê
I love these book, so so good!! I read them all in a week I just couldn't put them down. Pulled me in and sent me on a roller coaster of emotions. I was told about them by my friend and am now teller everyone to read them. I borrowed the books but by the second book I had to get my own copy and I already want to read them again, it's only been 4 days lol best books ;) ps very satisfying ending by Megan Welchunder review
The best book ever!!
I really just love this book! I first read it when my friend suggested it to me. I asked her what it was about but it didn't sound that exciting. A few days later I decided to read it , and guess what?! I absolutely loved it !! I just couldn't put it down! It catches you and just doesn't let go and I reckon that suzzanne Collins has heaps and heaps of imagination. Who could've created up such a story like that? When I finished the first book I was on to the second in a flash wanting to read more.
This book led me into getting really interested in other books. I can't thank the author enough! by juwairiyah
LOVE IT! Well homestly the 3rd one is QUITE slow but the 1st and 2nd (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire) are great! I couldn't put those 2 down and I just kept reading and reading until I was done and once I was done I read it over again! I'd reccomend it to gr 7, 8's to well older!
But if you need help chosing, just get the 1st 2, the 3rd is very slow.
The 1st one is The Hunger Games, 2nd Catching Fire and the 3rd Mokingjay. by Melina Ashaliunder review
fantastic, addictive books
I bought these books for my 13 year old son. In the end, I couldn't put them down and we were continually taking the books off each other so we could read them. They are books full of warmth, full of real human emotions. The characters are flawed as are all real people.
These books are about triumphing over adversity. There are some great morals to be had without having them forced down your throat.
Well done Suzanne Collins. If nothing else, you have returned my son to the joy of reading, which he had steered away from. Fantastic books and i highly recommend them. by Karynunder review
- Top review
Fresh, original and worth every cent!
I feel the need to refute the other review on this page titled, dull.
This series was the most refreshing, wonderful and heartbreaking series I have read in a very long time. To say the characters of the series are shallow and not worth your time is blasphemous.
Though the first book may come across as just another ?teen trash novel? about love from the blurb, do not be fooled. It has themes of power and war that can be directly related to matters concerning you and I, today in our time. The main character, Katniss, adapts and grows through the three books just the way you would if put in the situations she is put in.
You will love every character despite their flaws, which makes them human and seem so real. It is great writing and I doubt you will be able to disagree.
All three of these books are not about love, or games, but war and power relations. The love story that runs through all three books is heart-warming and touching, and you will swoon and enjoy it. The three books themselves are so original, so riveting that you will not want to put them down. Set in a different time and a different place, it is worth every single cent. by Simone
The idea is good; some characters are interesting. But page after page, and first book to third one, the feeling that grows in the reader is shallowness. We meet Katniss when she is 12; at the end of the 3rd book she is 30sthg, and she is exactly the same person. exactly. and this is true for all characters of the books: they don't change, don't grow, don't learn. but even worse their feeling are hollow, flat, once again: shallow. Peeta is the only real "good" character, but he, too, does not change. So you keep reading 'cause you want to know if he survives, if anything changes. And at the end you feel that you wasted your money and - much worse - your time. by Elisaunder review