Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Rating: πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

Series: Hunger Games #2

Pages: 391

Genre: YA, Distopia

Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Katniss survived her first Hunger Games. Now she must play victor for the capitol, a distraction to the rebels, to cease a rebellion.

When that fails, Katniss is thrown back into the Hunger Games to prove that even the strongest will bow to the capitol.

You can see my gushing review of Hunger Games here

β€œWe star-crossed lovers of District 12, who suffered so much and enjoyed so little the rewards of our victory, do not seek our fans’ favor, grace them with our smiles, or catch their kisses. We are unforgiving.
And I love it. Getting to be myself at last.”

If you are an oldie like me you may remember watching The Running Man, starring the superb Arnold Schwarzenegger. In many ways, The Hunger Games is a YA complex version of that book/movie.

A sick game is created to control revolution. It works, for a while until the yearning for resistance and freedom becomes too much…

Every Revolution begins with a spark

Suzanne Collins has a wicked ability to write meaningful, relatable characters. Part of that is because she writes in the first person. The entire book is from Katniss’ point of view, and it is heartbreaking.

Her’s is the voice of the revolution and it’s strong, but also vulnerable. A lot happens to Katniss, more friends die than ever before, but that ignites that spark.

I cannot express enough how lucky I feel to have read this author’s work. This is an important book not just for Teens, but for adults as well.

β€œIt must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.”

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