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Praise for The Hunger Games trilogy

“There have been a number of outstanding dystopian fantasies emerging from America, but The Hunger Games is the most profoundly imagined, nightmarish, romantic, psychologically plausible and well-written. You can’t stop reading, once begun… The Hunger Games trilogy is more than just a very clever futuristic thriller. It’s quite possibly the best SF novel for teenagers since Huxley’s Brave New World.

Amanda Craig on Mockingjay

“Appeals equally to boys as to girls … the stunning action sequences and the cleverness of concept and execution give this a haunting philosophical complexity and make it my book of the year.”

Amanda Craig on The Hunger Games

“A brilliantly imagined dystopian novel about the ultimate television reality game for teens.”

Daily Telegraph

“A throbbingly tense thriller”

Emma Donoghue

“What elevates Suzanne Collins’s novel is her ability to build and sustain tension… This is a fine entry into the canon of post-apocalyptic brutality fiction.”

Financial Times

“Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced”

John Green

“With a plot twist at the end of every chapter and a relentless pace … The Hunger Games are a masterclass in suspense fiction.

Lancashire Evening Press on The Hunger Games

“One of the best-written and thought-provoking books I’ve read for a long time”

Rick Riordan

“I was so obsessed with this book … The Hunger Games is amazing.”

Stephanie Meyer

“As close to a perfect adventure novel as I’ve ever read.”

Rick Riordan

“Constant suspense … I couldn’t stop reading”

Stephen King

“[Catching Fire is] just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters, you’ve already suffered with them. Suzanne takes the story places I wasn’t expecting, and she’s never afraid to take it to very hard places. Stunning.”

Stephenie Meyer on Catching Fire

“Terrifying, exhilarating and unexpectedly thought-provoking.”

Sunday Telegraph

“A superb slice of sci-fi dystopia … Collins’s prose is as punchy and energetic as her plot, making for a gripping, powerful read.”

The Scotsman

“At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter. The specifics of the dystopian universe, and the fabulous pacing of the complicated plot, give the books their strange, dark charisma.”

The Scotsman

“With its unforgettable heroine, this is an outstanding book for both genders that grips like a man-trap.”

The Times on The Hunger Games

“A challenging, powerful and remarkably intelligent read that will stay with you; definitely not just your average teen novel.”

Total Sci-Fi Online

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