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By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Y'know... this one just didn't catch my attention the way the first one did. I felt like the first half of the book was EXACTLY what I would expect of every single character/entity in the story. And while the announcement that shaped the second half of the story was completely *unexpected,* once there, again... I felt like everyone was working according to an incredibly predictable script.
I'll still read the third and final installment of the trilogy, but am really hoping it will recapture some of the magic and innovation of the first book
Things are starting to spiral down for Katniss. In the first book, everything was okay. Nothing was really going on except for the games which was ordinary. But in Catching Fire things start to go amiss. Snow starts threatening her and districts are revolting. 3rd book is even more sickening.
Once again, thought provoking and exciting page turner. My only complaint is that because of the first person narrative from Katniss' point of view, this and the third book miss out on a lot of interesting things happening in the revolution elsewhere - very narrow.
This book was very unexpecting. I mean, who knew Katniss would get thrown right back in the arena while District 12 was being destroyed? It was still extremely thrilling and just as good as the Hunger Games. Suzanne definetly knows how to get people hooked and reading!
This book was probably my favorite of the trilogy (I also really liked the first one, but having seen the movie before reading it I knew what was going to happen so I was not as surprised). There were a lot of plot twists which made it very interesting. Once I started reading this book it was hard to put it down.