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For me, sequels are worse than the original, but I found Catching Fire just as good as The Hunger Games! Catching Fire is about Katniss and Peeta who are survivors of the Hunger Games. Unfortunately, they are forced to participate in the Capitol’s victory tour and if they don’t pretend they are madly in love with each other there will be negative consequences. The writing style of Catching Fire is the same as The Hunger Games, with many exciting twists! I rate this book a 5/5 it was definitely entertaining! @curlyhairdontcare of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
Suzanne Collins stunningly wrapped together yet another thrilling and impactful fiction book that amazingly acts as a figurative representation of past and current world events. Following the first book of the series, “The Hunger Games”, I can fairly say that “Catching Fire” has topped the 2008 novel by a great margin which only continues to fuel the excitement and suspense for the third and final book of The Hunger Games series. The sequel follows the life of Katniss Everdeen who soon learns that after spending 18 dreadful days in the arena of the 74th annual Hunger Games, she must return for yet another round of the game along with the former winning tributes of past games. Suzanne Collins successfully delivered descriptive graphics, originality, and smooth character development as the plot constantly thickened throughout “Catching Fire”. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed reading the second book of this series and I would definitely recommend this novel to any mature reader looking for a descriptive and gripping page-turner. Rating: 5/5
- @BiggerPictureReviews of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
After reading the 2008 novel, “The Hunger Games”, I couldn’t resist the urge to read “Catching Fire”, the second novel in the series. As somebody who read the books before watching the movie, I was already hooked. The plot twists, the detail, and the character growth are undeniably breathtaking features in this novel. I was in awe, and to be frank, I still am every time I think of the book. I would definitely recommend “Catching Fire” authored by Suzanne Collins to nearly anyone and everyone as I’ve read the book as early in the fifth grade and as late as the 8th. However, depending on the kind of person you are, this book may not be suitable for you if violence triggers you or you are squirmish to such details. Suzanne Collins once again did an outstanding job putting this novel together, and I without a doubt can confirm it is an emotional rollercoaster. Rating 5/5.
- @WordfulReviews of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
“Catching Fire” starts up from where “The Hunger Games” left off. Katniss Everdeen is living in the Victors Village with her family. It seems relaxing, but then there are rumours of a rebellion and Katniss and Peeta have become the faces of that rebellion since they won the hunger games. What I don’t understand is why Katniss and Peeta have to pretend they're in love to quiet down the rebellion. It just doesn’t make sense to me. What happens in “Catching Fire” was beyond cruelty. Honestly, I pitied Katniss from the start of this book. She finally escaped her nightmare and was given some freedom, only to return back to her nightmare. “Catching Fire” is a tightly-plotted, fast paced book with adventure and romance. It’s definitely a lot of the same thing. Some parts of the book felt so slow and a huge chunk of “Catching Fire” felt like it was told rather than shown. There are many twists in this book and the ending is a major, satisfying, cliffhanger. I would recommend reading this book if you enjoyed the first book, “The Hunger Games”, but I personally enjoyed reading “The Hunger Games” more than “Catching Fire”. 3.5/5 stars.
- @Riddikulus of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Young people killing one another: the highlight in the previous book, and pretty much the only light in this one. In other news, Katniss begins her career as the most mentally slow champion of the Hunger Games, and the evil government/industrial/media empire does stereotyped evil government/industrial/media empire things.
I am a sucker for listening to audio books. I have to say it beats reading, and I love sittling down to listen to a good story. The sequel to the hunger games was sort of a rehash of the first. there was a bunch of sappy stuff going on between peeta and Katniss, and it was another hunger games. Really I thought it was kind of boring, but I might read the last one. I can see why people raved about the first one, but the second one was just eh, in my opinion.
As always, surprisingly funny for a book that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. A decent read, but pretty predictable for as huge a bestseller as this series is.
I found the second book of the trilogy a lot more captivating and exciting than the first book. The mind games and intrigue just get deeper and deeper. Fascinating that everyone has to return to the games.
This series is going to be like the Matrix. The first one was the best but the next two disappoint. Too bad. This entire story is depressing. I'm trying to think of one genuine happy moment in any of the three books. The main character is not only flawed (which she admits, fine) but she’s consistently miserable. I of course had to follow book 2 and 3, but now I’m wishing I’d stopped at the first one. At least that was the classic underdog story. I wanted to like this series more. It doesn’t deserve all this praise.
This book is amazing! I really love all of the them but I just really love this one! Who is your favourite character?
this was my favourite book of the 3!!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!! had to get the trilogy! own them all now... amazing books! <3
While I enjoyed this one, I think a lot of people would agree with me when I say, none of them are better than the first.
I liked the first book in this series a lot, but was mightily disappointed with the sequel. Mediocre writing, re-hashed plot, and a previously stellar female lead turned into adolescent mush.
My best suggestion: turn it into a drinking game. Take a shot every time you hear the word "alive." You'll be drunk within 20 minutes.
this book was good but i think the first book will forever be my favorite
This is amazing, the games went by a little faster than the first book but I still enjoyed this.
they have this book in the library but its super populair and almost imposible to get unless u wait for a month in the holds lineup
I didn't think it was possible for an author to make the rest of a series just as great as the first, but Suzanne Collins definately did.
Love that there's a strong female lead in this series. Preferred this one over the first. Compelling. More interested in the "love" storyline now.
This book is surpisingly educational and engaging. Collins has done a great job on making this triology very intersting and mysterious.