Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Catching Fire

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Series: The Hunger Games Trilogy
Book#: 2
Pages: 391
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Rating: Photobucket

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

My Thoughts:
I couldn't put this book down. That's how epic it was! I finished it in two days and that was because I had to go to school and attend to drivers ed. Catching Fire picks up where The Hunger Games left. Katniss without knowing so becomes the face of the rebellion. The districts are becoming more rebellious and they will start to fight back. This time they won't keep silent. If you thought that the capitol was evil during The Hunger Games get prepare to experience a new whole level of malevolent. In Catching Fire some of your questions are answered but more questions arises. The characters are great, Suzanne Collins has a true gift of writing, it feels like you know the characters in real life. You can't stop but empathize with them. The setting is just so perfectly describe that you feel like you are right next to the characters. The old and new characters are well developed that you will find yourself thinking of them as friends and some as enemies. Catching Fire has like The Hunger Games action, horror, and romance. I like that it's not super romantic, the romance and the action balances each other perfectly it's not overdone. Lastly the storyline is just unique. Suzanne Collins is awesome, how she could come up with something like this is unbelievable.    

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