Catching Fire: The Hunger Games #2

January 24, 2011

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This book, Catching Fire, is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This books starts off with everyone back home trying to get on with their lives. Although things aren’t exactly the same. The winners, Peeta and Katnis now live in the area of District 13 allotted for victors of the Hunger Games. And they are able to live more than comfortable wit the riches they get for winning the games. Their families can live better than ever. And yet things are not all great. They are under threat from the Capitol. The president if enraged at their supposed show of rebellion at the end of the last Games and he means to punish them. There are murmurs of rebellion in other districts that are quelled by the Capitol.

Katniss’ character was very disturbed in this book. She has nightmares from her time in the Games as well as having both Gale and Peeta keeping her at a distance. Her old friend Gale seems to have feelings for her that she never realized and she’s not sure what to do about it. And Peeta was hurt from her apparent acting about her feelings for him during the Games. All of this plus her knowledge that the President is not happy with her makes her new life not all that peaceful. Plus her new station makes her uncomfortable. She has to be dressed up and ready for cameras at a moment’s notice.

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I won’t spoil too much of the book but I will say that you meet a bunch of new characters. Some you will like and some you will not. You will also see a lot of conflict within Katniss. She tries to figure what she wants in life, who she wants in life. Plus she wants to keep her family and friends safe as the Capitol and the President bear down on them and put them in danger. She show a lot more emotion in this book than in the previous. I think that she grows as a person a lot. There are also a lot of hidden agendas in this book that she’s not aware of. So you are aware that sometimes something seems off but you are not sure of how. You learn as Katniss learns but sometimes before she does, but only because she does have

Overall, I really loved this book. It was different from the first book in the series and yet was similar as well. It was very emotional and I will admit that I cried during certain parts. You got to see more of the inner workings of Katniss as she grows and tries to protect everyone she loves, even as she’s not always successful.


One comment

  1. If Catching Fire made you cry, Mockingjay will have you in floods of tears! I finished it whilst on a train and was hiding behind my kindle case sobbing my eyes out!

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