HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set by…
Loading...

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set (original 2008; edition 2010)

by Suzanne Collins

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,472952,481 (4.32)22
Member:conlonk
Title:The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: Fifth or Later Edition, Hardcover, 1408 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:YA, dystopian

Work details

The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (2008)

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 22 mentions

English (93)  Dutch (1)  German (1)  All languages (95)
Showing 1-5 of 93 (next | show all)
This book would be good to use when talking about how the world could be in the future; we could also talk about how we would react if we were in a similar situation. I think students would like this book because of the action and the story. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 4, 2015 |
This book has been making a lot of rounds as a best-seller and I had to pick it up for reading. The plot of the story is downright outrageous. However that is what makes the book so unique, it is a completely original story. Of course there are some who say it is ripped off from Battle Royale and some who say it is not. Every time you think that you had expected this turn of events the author manages to surprise.

While the whole plot is rather ridiculous and things seem to be getting more ridiculous as you keep reading, but its pretty captivating once you have accepted the strangeness of this world.

In spite of having a very gruesome and heartless plot to begin with, the sole theme of the book seemed to be love. How can love be blossoming in such an event of hatred and blood. Well I suppose that's what lotus in mud symbolizes.

The book is part of a three part series, the second book is Catching Fire and the third book is Mockingjay.

Read more: http://www.thewhatsupguy.in/2011/10/Hunger-Games-Book-Report-Review.html ( )
  sougat818 | Apr 25, 2015 |
I was sceptical because of the hype (Never trust the hype!) but intrigued by the title. And found the books highly addictive. What a story! ( )
  chrisgalle | Mar 5, 2015 |
Impressive. Well-written, well-handled and ultimately both bleaker and more cynical than expected. I'm not convinced it works in all the detail, but I'm willing to overlook a lot for the strong central character in spite of grating levels of romantic angst (esp in Catching Fire). ( )
  imyril | Jan 3, 2015 |
Hunger games series is about a girl who is forced to participate in the "Hunger Games" where it's a fight for only one survival. She knows it's wrong and spend the next two books trying to change the system. I like this series because it's about survival and fighting for what you believe is right. I would save this one for sixth graders because it's a little dark and I want them to be as mature as possible before reading it. ( )
  jordyngingeryan | Dec 9, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 93 (next | show all)
I'm sure some of my SF comrades will dismiss these novels as "escapist young adult fiction." Fair enough. Maybe I'm just immature (my wife will vouch for that in a heartbeat ;-). But I'd list two recent "young adult" fiction series among my all-time favorites, and The Hunger Games ranks beside Harry Potter in that category for me. Both are simply tremendous examples of the storyteller's art. Both feature protagonists, antagonists, and supporting casts of characters who grab the reader's imagination and refuse to let go. And I'll make a confession: The Hunger Games is the first trilogy I can remember that hooked me so profoundly that I re-read it, start to finish, as soon as I digested the last line of the last book.
added by btburt | editWork in Progress, Brian Burt (Oct 26, 2014)
 
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Information from the Russian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545265355, Hardcover)

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!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:31 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love"--Cover.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.32)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 12
2.5 9
3 65
3.5 17
4 212
4.5 25
5 313

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 97,211,042 books! | Top bar: Always visible