Thursday, January 21, 2010

Catching Fire

Catching Fire
By: Suzanne Collins

After reading Hunger Games yesterday I hurried to get into Catching Fire, and I was not dissapointed. This book picks up Katniss' story where Hunger Games left off and again we get to see Katniss' growth. Having survived the hunger games, Katniss now struggles to find her place back home in District 12 and with the realizatons that her action in the arena have unwittingly made her the face for the rebellion to rally behind. When she is thrown back into the arena, with Petta at her side, she has to decide whether she will defy a government and become the leader of an uprising.
One think I especially like about this series is the triangle between Katniss, her district partner in the arena Peeta, who she has to pretend to love for the adoring public (and who she may well love for real) and her best friend Gale who she also has deep feelings for. What I enjoy is that there is no sense yet of who the right choice is, which one is her destiny. Sometimes you can figure out pretty early where the story is leading and it's just a matter of how they get there. Here both choices are valid and you really get the sense that her fate could be tied to either boy.
After devouring both books in less then 48 hours I'm eagerly awaiting book three, which unfortunately won't be out until the fall. I can't wait to find out what adventure Katniss will go on next now that the uprising is in full force and she is in the midst of it.

1 comment:

  1. She loves Peeta, she just doesn't know it yet. I know that Suzanne is probably going to work really hard to have us fall in love with Gale in book 3 but as it stands right now I think that she belongs with Peeta. If she had never gone to the games Gale would have been her natural course but her path changed when she took her sisters place in the games. Of course, that's just my opinion and I will probably be wrong. I'm so excited for August!!