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{Book Review} Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins


Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
Publishing Date: Sept 1, 2009

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Synopsis: Sparks are igniting, flames are spreading and the Capitol wants revenge.

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 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.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

In Catching Fire, the second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn. (SOURCE)

Five Stars

Dystopian, Romance
Young adult

I finished reading Catching Fire last night and I’m still not sure what I think. Even after sleeping and thinking about it all morning.

Every twist and turn was unexpected. Every emotion sent me on another roller coaster ride. I think I loved it. “Think” because my mind is still whirling so much from the first book that it hasn’t caught up with the second.

I feel like I know Katniss. As if this isn’t just a book, but a real event. I’m angry for her, for Peeta and Gale and Prim. For Haymitch, Darius, Cinna. Everyone.

I feel like I can’t take a breath because if I do, something else might happen. I keep waiting on the other shoe to drop.

I want the Capitol and President Snow to be tortured and punished.

There are so many twists and turns I don’t know what to think or say. One things for sure: I need more.

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