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11/21/09

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins (Book Review #207)

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

I loved the first book in this series, The Hunger Games, and this one surpassed that.  I almost screamed "NO" when it ended.  I don't know when the third book comes out but it will be way too long of a wait for me.  I didn't understand what all the fuss was about for this series, but I know now.

Katniss is such a strong lead character and brings humor and humilty to the starring role of this book.  Again, the author makes you see, hear and feel  exactly what the characters sense and with as few words as possible.  This would be appropriate for teens older than 13 since there is violence, some drug addiction and a little sexual tension.  I highly recommend it for everyone!

Product Description

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.

About the Author

SUZANNE COLLINS's debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in the Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.
 
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0439023491
ISBN-13: 978-0439023498

OBTAINED FROM: Public Library

4 comments:

  1. I just finished this book too!!! I will be posting my review soon. It's actually written, but I am waiting for a bit to get some responses on my question I posed at the end of my Hunger Games post! But, I will give you a quick sneak opinion . . . Agreed!! :)

    I will post a link to your review from mine!

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  2. Great Review! I just finished the Hunger Games and I really want to read this one!

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  3. The only bad thing with Catching Fire is the Stupid cliff Hanger at the end!!!

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  4. I have heard great things about this book and need to get my own copy.

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