Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What would you do if your government had total control of your every move? And what if your life, your family and friends' lives, your countrymen's lives all rested on your reaction to that corrupt government? "Catching Fire" captures that dangerous balance between obedience in the wake of ultimate corruption and defiance when the cause is just. Throw in love triangles, burning dresses, and powerful birdsongs, and you have just the beginning of Katniss' new story. "Catching Fire" is almost indescribable because it evokes so many ideas and varied reactions in a single reading. It's tragically dark and foreboding. It's inspiring and unexpected. I had to force myself to slow down - to take in all the details. This is a series that needs to be read in order. The third book does not come out until August - way too long to wait, but wow-- this book is disturbingly great and though it's geared towards adolescents, it sticks with you. In tonight's must-see TV line-up or newspaper article, there are traces of Collins' ideas of what we can become and why we must do everything in our power to resist. Read this book, like I said about the first one - you won't be disappointed!

[I finished this book over the weekend, but had to wait to review it. Too much to process it. For those of you who have read it - I loved this book and all the twists. I'm not sure how I felt about the final twist -those last ten or so pages, but we'll see where it all goes in August!]


Melanie said...

Such an excellent series. I can't wait for the third book!

Janssen said...

I felt the same way - I could NOT get myself to slow down and read more carefully because I HAD TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

The third book can't come out soon enough.

Becca said...

I'm so glad you loved it! Of course you did. I never doubted. It is THE BEST.