Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: Sept. 1, 2009 by Scholastic Press
Pages: Hardcover 391
Description: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
I Give This Book 4.5 Stars!
I had high hopes for Catching Fire, and it did not disappoint. But, I did not feel it was as exciting and fast paced as The Hunger Games. I still love Katniss and her courage and strength. She is a wonderful lead character and shows much more development that a lot of stories out there. I am more team Peeta than I was after The Hunger Games. He is amazingly self sacrificing. But, I would love to have more knowledge of Gale. He seems much more important to the story than the author indicates. I was still instantly pulled into the story which is what I was hoping for. I was not expecting the turn of events that took place at the hands of the capital. Although, I should not have been surprised given the knowledge of how cruel the capital can be. The theories about district 13 were especially intriguing! The ending confused me a little and I had to reread to make sure I understood what happened. It left a great cliffhanger to this story that has me eagerly awaiting book 3!