Harper Collins - Fiction
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Fri May 23 00:00:00 MDT 2008stajonse Rating:4.0
This is a good book if you like science fiction. It really makes you think about how much we expect to have everything we want and need at our fingertips (electricity, water, education, police, stores, etc.)
Fri Dec 09 00:00:00 MST 2011kris54672 Rating:5.0
This is the 2nd novel in a trilogy. I loved this book! It's much better if you read the Hunger Games first because there is a lot of details from the first novel that help make sense of this second novel. The third novel is a must read after this one. I usually am not big into reading, but I could not put these books down!
Wed Oct 24 00:00:00 MDT 2012udonotneedthis Rating:5.0
Awesome book for YA and adults alike. Highly recommend.
Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 MDT 2010disneyfan1 Rating:5.0
This is the third and final novel of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. It is original, engaging novel. There hasn't been a book this great since Harry Potter!!!!
Fri Oct 22 00:00:00 MDT 2010eyeh8traisins Rating:5.0
Best young adult fiction I've read. Dark, inventive, compelling and constantly surprising. Definitely for the more mature teenage reader, or adult reader interested in a young adult fiction.
Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2011skeekykleen Rating:5.0
this is a great book, read it in 4 hours....the premise fascinated me, and it did not disappoint. Wondered if it was teen fiction, not mainstream, but still a worthy read.
Mon Feb 27 00:00:00 MST 2012souloulou Rating:5.0
This book is a great continuation of The Hunger Games. A Must Read for anyone who enjoyed the first novel. I would also recommend getting a hardcover because people will definitely want to borrow and read this series for themselves!!
Wed Mar 07 00:00:00 MST 2012themarydietz Rating:5.0
This book was a amazing! I'm an avid reader. I enjoy everything from the classics to historical non-fiction to fantasy and everything in between! While I love love love reading everything I can get my hands on, it's not often that I will sit down and read a book cover to cover in one sitting... but I did just that with this book! Can't wait to start the second!
Sun Jun 06 00:00:00 MDT 2010k8ebug Rating:5.0
I'm not usually into fiction, but this book completely changed my mind! I'm about halfway through, and I try to steal any moment I can to keep reading. Great character development... I look forward to finishing this and moving through the next two in the series. They should make a movie from this book... it'd be a hit!
Tue Oct 02 00:00:00 MDT 2012acwildflower Rating:5.0
Wow!! What an exciting and excellent read! I was sad the trilogy came to end but I guess I will just have to read it again!! The movie just doesn't do the book justice, it leaves out too many important details. I was leary to read it at first, didn't know if I could handle the deaths of children but the story is SO fictional and over the top that it was easy to disconnect and submerge myself into the world of Katniss Everdeen!
Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 MST 2011lisals Rating:5.0
Shannon Hale has a gift for words. This is one of her earlier novels. It's very well written. I would recommend it as read-aloud book for 7-9 year olds, and as an independent book for children 10 and up. It would probably appeal more to girls, but there are also some great male characters and action to hold the interest of boys.
Wed Aug 07 00:00:00 MDT 2013grammarpirate Rating:5.0
I borrowed this from a friend last year before the Hunger Games movie premiered to read the entire series. It's certainly one of the best YA fiction series out there, especially if you like strong, complex female characters (which I do). However, when I ordered this book, the large print edition arrived. I've tried to find where it says this book is large edition on the description to see if I skipped over that part when ordering, but I can't find anything. I'm pretty baffled, and will be returning it.
Thu May 26 00:00:00 MDT 2011laushul Rating:5.0
What a great series of books! After reading them myself, I decided to buy them for a friend. I was thinking about getting him the first one only, but then remembered how eager I was to start the second and third when I was reading the books myself, so decided to go with the trilogy. I gave them to him a week and a half ago and he's already in the middle of book two, so I'm glad I did! It's nice that they come in a box as well, to keep them together - it ties the whole gift together. I sometimes prefer paperback, but the last two books are not in paperback yet, and the hardcover makes for a nicer gift. Oh, and by the way - I'm not a teenager, even though this is "young adult fiction." I'm in my mid-20s and the person I bought them for is 38...
Thu May 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010momkat8 Rating:5.0
As a mother of eight and a retired school librarian, I have found Newbery Winning books to be a high quality reading experience. They are well written and good stories. Rifles for Watie is especially good. It is exciting and educational. It gives perspective to the Civil War as few other books can. I didn't enjoy American history until I was an adult, but historical novels are the sugar that make dry facts go down. This one was exceptionally good for good readers who aren't afraid to take on a thick book with lots of chapters. I purchased this for one of my grandchildren who loves to read and is interested in American history.
Sun Feb 24 00:00:00 MST 2013mariabav Rating:5.0
A very exciting, energetic novel that kept me engaged throughout. A definite must read for fans of action, adventure, mystery and secrets, Jessica Brody has captured all these aspects cleverly and expertly to present an unforgettable story that leaves you wanting more and more. The main Character, Sera, is portrayed like a newborn, not knowing much about anything in the modern world, but we soon learn that she’s not as fragile as she may seem as we see a strong and confident side to her. Throughout the book we follow Sera through her difficulties with being an amnesiac and the revelation of secrets that we are as keen to find out as Sera. I admire the way Brody has wrote the book because I found myself asking questions to different revelations, which are then question in the book through Sera. For me this says that Brody has thought about the types of questions readers will be asking, therefore relating to her readers and making the story more realistic. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, as the story is realistic making it bearable and readable. Just wish the next book was out already!
Fri Aug 19 00:00:00 MDT 2011sugamama030 Rating:4.0
A great series for long summer travel. Stops the arguing in no time =). The best price I've seen & trust me I've bargain shopped for this book. They r normally twice the price
Thu Sep 06 00:00:00 MDT 2007dabor Rating:5.0
My daughter loves this series! I bought the complete 8 book series and she had read through them all in about 2 weeks time or less.
Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2007missyjames Rating:4.0
Very pleased with purchase. My thirteen year old daughter loves these books and is reading the whole series. I don't have to "make" her read, she flies through these books.
Tue Oct 30 00:00:00 MDT 2007pinkluv221 Rating:5.0
I grew up reading these books and the packaging was wonderful. It was more than I imagined!
Wed Sep 21 00:00:00 MDT 2011dlcf Rating:5.0
I really enjoyed reading this book. Would recommend it.
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