Reviews by racoonacon1236
I wish I could hear all those wonderful stories in person. Because this is not possible, I will have to read this amazing book over and over and over.
Although I think the movie will be a flop, I enjoyed the book, and the rest of the series. Katniss is the perfect character. Strong-willed, defiant, thoughtful,and kind.
I love the the all knowing underlanders didn't realize that their childhood songs were prophecies in disguise. It just goes to say that a new opinion brings new results. I like the fast paced plot also.
Catching fire is a great sequel the the hunger games. Many thought that a sequel the the groundbreaking book would fall flat, and simply be a filler. This book is no such thing. It continues the plot nicely, and does arouse some suspicions in multiple characters. I think the quarter quell went a little too perfectly for Katniss, but over all, it was a nice continuation.
This book feel like it was written so that someone could use it for a book project. don't get me wrong, it is one of my favorite books, but I find myself using in different ways for many book projects. It has several very clear themes. One is Calpurnia's realization that she wants to be different than what is expected of girls in that time period. She also bonds with her grandfather, which shows common ground between generations. Calpurnia is sometimes defiant, but unjustly so. She speaks her mind, especially when I comes to "No fair" and all matters of science. She is hoping to get a copy of Darwin's The Origin of Species, but instead gets The Science of Housewifery. I guess you could consider it a science book, but not the type Calpurnia was hoping for.