by Suzanne Collins

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I would like to first start off by saying that I am giving this title a rating of 2 stars because the version I am reviewing is the AUDIO version and not the book. I have read the book previously, and chose to listen to the book to and from work before the movie came out as a refresher. I feel that the voice actor chosen did not do the book justice. I don't feel there was much emphasis placed on character distinction. There would be times that I wasn't aware of which character she was portraying.

I must stress that if you have not already read these books, that it is important that you read this series in order starting with The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and finally Mockingjay.

*Some Spoilers*

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is book 2 in The Hunger Games trilogy. The characters you loved return for the sequel and the reader must endure each indignity the Capitol inflicts upon them. It is painful, tortuous, imaginative and motivating.Catching Fire picks up exactly where The Hunger Games ended. Katniss and Peeta are adjusting to life back in District 12 after surviving the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss unwittingly finds herself the figurehead for the movement against the Capitol and under the strict instruction of President Snow, she now must find a way to calm the whispers of an uprising against the capitol or face the death of all those she loves and cares for.

To every ones surprise a twist is thrown in for the 75th Hunger Games, which results in all tributes being drawn from the victors list. This guarantees Katniss returning into the arena. Only this time she finds she isn't fighting the capital alone. Her fellow victors are just as angry as she is to be returning the arena. The only question is who can you trust when everyone is trying to make it out of the arena alive?

Suzanne Collins is excellent at building a world without going into too much detail so the material doesn't feel overwhelming. She knows just how to finish her chapters with a little cliff hanger that has you flipping to the next chapter, hungry for what it has to offer. Catching Fire is an almost perfect bridge for a trilogy.

 

 

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