Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Book: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins

Edition Published: 2011

By: Scholastic UK

Goodreads summary: Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

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Rating: /5

Katniss and Peeta survived the 74th Annual Hunger Games, and now the Capitol wants revenge.

The tributes from District 12 are now part of another battle. Ever since Katniss tricked the Capitol into letting two people win The Hunger Games, there have been whispers of an uprising, a rebellion against all they’ve ever known.

Now, all eyes in Panem are on the “star-crossed lovers.” Can they live up to their expectations, and put out the flames that are just starting to spread?

There. He’s done it again. Dropped a bomb that wipes out the efforts of every tribute who came before him. Well, maybe not. Maybe this year he has only lit a fuse on a bomb that the victors themselves have been building. Hoping someone would be able to detonate it. Perhaps thinking it would be me in my bridal gown. Not knowing how much I rely on Cinna’s talents, whereas Peeta needs nothing more than his wits.

As the bomb explodes, it sends accusations of injustice and barbarism and cruelty flying out in every direction. Even the most Capitol-loving, Games-hungry, bloodthirsty person out there can’t ignore, at least for a moment, how horrific the whole thing is.

I am pregnant.

I absolutely am in love with Suzanne’s writing. She has become near the top in my favorite author list. She is not just a writer, an author, but a person who works magic, casts spells. Magic that makes minutes spent reading seem like seconds as you flick between pages, intensely reading.

I love the plot of Catching Fire, it is very different from the first book. It makes the series unified, yet separate. Obviously, there is elements of the first book that filter in to the second, but there is also alarming differences too. Katniss’s attitude and maturity, her thoughts and emotions, and the fact that she is willing to work with allies, for example.

It makes the books interesting, instead of boring, which they could very easily be. No one would want to read a series that just repeats events from the books before. The Hunger Games does the complete opposite of that. It keeps you alert and ready to read. No matter where you are or what you are doing.

-Beth


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