Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Catching Fire: A sequel to The Hunger Games

     Somehow Katniss managed to get out of the Games alive, but not alone. Peeta made it too, only because they broke the rules. Only one tribute was supposed to survive, so the fact that both are victors is like a slap in the face to the government.
     On top of her worries of being the possible flame to the fire of rebellion, Katniss must try to figure out her feelings about everything. How does she really feel about Peeta? Was it all a show for the cameras? Who would she choose if she had to: Peeta or Gale?
     Katniss has more than enough to deal with in this book, and the hits just keep coming. Suzanne Collins delivers an enticing sequel to The Hunger Games that kept me guessing until the very end.
     I think I love Cinna more than ever in this novel. He was a great character in the first book, but he was able to develop even further as this book continued. I thought it was amazing how he defied the Capitol, despite the risks, in his own way. You figure out just why Katniss confides in him in this book. Cinna is a reliable friend and a wonderful stylist. He even goes as far as to create a fashion wardrobe for Katniss as her 'talent'.
     As Katniss, I can't decide who I like better: Peeta or Gale. Both are an essential part of Katniss' life. Peeta is kind and is so obviously in love with Katniss, but Gale was there for her for years. She could relate to Gale in ways Peeta could never imagina, and vice versa.
     Rating: 10
     Catching Fire can be found in bookstores everywhere such as Amazon, Walmart and Books a Million.

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