Monday, September 7, 2009

Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fireis the exciting sequel to The Hunger Games (in case you have been living under a rock). Katniss must deal with the consequences, both expected and unexpected, of her actions in the Games. She tries to understand her conflicting feelings for both Peeta and Gale, not to mention the constant threat that the Capitol will exact revenge on her family and everyone she cares about. All this and more when the new rules of the 75th annual hunger games are announced.

Things I Liked:
It lives up to the hype. It is packed with excitement, adventure, twists, and terror. I loved the parts about Katniss questioning her motives for her actions in the last games. Did she do it out of concern for Peeta, was it selfishness, or even an unconscious act of rebellion? I adore the dystopian world Collins has created. Not only is this an exciting page-turning novel, it also addressed ethical and social issues in an interesting way. Oh, and I just love Katniss. One of my favorite quotes about her:

"So it's you and a syringe against the Capitol?" p. 384

Things I Didn't Like:
I admit, it was a bit of a slow start, but I enjoyed being able to learn more about the characters, watching their interactions. I also wish we knew more about the world!

Other excellent dystopian books:
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

s-factor: none
that I recall

mrg-factor: none
except kissing

v-factor: ->->->->
there is a lot of this - hunger games, what do you expect?

Overall rating: *****


  1. I love these books. Suzanne Collins has created such an amazing world. I feel like I just can't get enough.

  2. Exactly - I can't ever feel like I've read TOO much about this world she created.


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