This weekend I devoured the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. And it was wonderful, and now I’m heartbroken that I must wait for the last in the trilogy. Catching Fire picks up Katniss’ saga where it left off; she has returned home with Peeta, victorious in the last Hunger Games, and now must try to resume life in District 12. But of course things are irreversibly changed, including her relationship with her best-friend Gale, the life of relative ease her family now lives in, and even the mood of the Districts themselves. There is unrest among the oppressed in the Districts, and Katniss unbenowenstly becomes the figurehead for rebellion. And the Capitol can’t have that, so they set another plan in motion to make sure that the uprising, and Katniss herself, are stopped once and for all.
Catching Fire expands on life in the different districts, and so the reader is allowed a better view of the world Collins has created. Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch, and Gale are all still the magnificent characters they were in the first installment. Katniss is pulled in so many directions, and she must realize what Peeta and her have set into motion cannot be contained, and that they have no choice to help finish what they started. It is deliciously suspenseful!
I can’t wait for the next one! Lovers of The Hunger Games will not be disappointed by Catching Fire.
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