|Author: Suzanne Collins|
|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!|
Customer Reviews of Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset (Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay)
Hunger Games Trilogy1/2/2014
Great gift for my ten year old niece. She loved it!
Keep the kids reading8/6/2012
Bought this for my kids to help keep them interested in reading. Hardcover for durability
this is an extraordinary story not just for young adults, but for adults as well. The young adults will appreciate the love story and dramatic adventure, but beneath that lies a poignant treatise on the evils of colonialization, military hegemony, and cultural exceptionalism –all a very strong political statement against the side of the American political establishment and its enslavement to the military-industrial complex that is sowing the seeds for global conflict today.
I'll be honest and say that I wanted to love this book. I was breathless with excitement when I downloaded it, and couldn't wait to start reading. With the rave reviews coming from almost everywhere I turned, right down to celebrities gushing their love for this series, I went into it with high hopes. The premise sounded fascinating. In fact, I'm pretty sure I turned to my husband and said the plot sounded "brilliant" when I first read a synopsis.
Wow. I was barely able to put this book down for a second after the first few pages got me completely hooked. Suzanne Collins narrative here has an immediacy to it that, when combined with the very dramatic life-or-death plot, is incredibly compelling. It's entertaining, and incredibly disturbing all at once.
If you're familiar with the Japanese horror movie that came out in 2010 by the name "Battle Royale", then you have a good idea of what you're getting into with these books. Personally, i love this genre. I love dark, gritty, psychological, bloody, tense dramas. this fits perfectly into that theme and consists of children fighting each other to the death.
These books are drop dead amazing a must for any readers out there who are really looking for a good way to use up your extra time when you can to read these books. Dry at some parts in the story but when the climax comes you will be like "wow". The only way I can relate the joy from reading these books to anything else is the Harry Potter books.
True Classic - Read before the movie.3/26/2012
This is one of the classical trilogy that you would not want to miss. Especially for those who are interested in the movie, make sure you read the books before watching the movie, is going to make so much more sense if you read the book first. I have read them twice and highly recommend them. Good story flow and such
This series is simply extraordinary (did you like my play on words there?). This is one of the best series I've read in a long time regardless of the fact that these books are meant for a younger audience. I am totally going to go see the premiere of the movie along with everybody else. It's for this reason that I've been looking for good prices of the sets lately.
A True Classic6/7/2011
Because I was such a fan of Suzanne Collins' The Underland Chronicles (also known as the Gregor the Overlander series), I picked up The Hunger Games the first week it was out and I feel privileged in a way to not only have read this series as it unfolded, but to have witnessed its climb in popularity over the last 2 years. That popularity is richly deserved. Collins is both a talented writer and a gifted storyteller, two things that do not always go hand in hand. In The Hunger Games trilogy, she has created characters that will stay with me and has given them a hard and difficult story that will haunt me. She also managed to keep the quality of the series high throughout which is not always the case with a book series. At the conclusion of book three - Mockingjay - Collins hasn't wrapped everything up in a neat little bow and slapped a happy face sticker on the bow's ribbon ends nor, IMHO, should she have done so. Instead, Collins provides a conclusion that suits the story, that left room for my internal `if-onlys', `what-ifs', `I-wonders' and `but-what-abouts', but that I also found satisfying. I consider The Hunger Games trilogy to be a great accomplishment for Collins and a true classic for both teen and adult readers of both sexes. I'm very pleased to give it a permanent place on my-favorite-books-of-all-time shelf where, coincidentally, it will sit right alongside The Underland Chronicles. Very, very highly recommended. Note: Prices will vary, but you may want to price the books out to see if you'll get a better deal buying them separately. As I write this, you will, so if you're not really committed to the box... :-)
Good series to get teens reading...11/29/2010
This was a very good series that built on the story and characters from one book to the next. I would advise getting the set as a first purchase, as at the finish of each book you want to know what happens to Katnis and her friends. The broader story line is thought provoking and makes the reader consider social issues surrounding the corrupting influence of power and judgement of people before you know their moral fiber. These are books that adults will enjoy as much as teens.