Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

"Sparks Will Fly!"
Bookworm's Ranking - 4 Worms
Storyline - Katness and Peeta are home but nothing is the same. Katness's relationships with both Peeta and Gale and she has no need to go hunting to keep her family alive. Just before the Victory Tour, Katness is threatened and so are the ones she loves. Try to convince the districts that she was just madly in love and not trying to start a rebellion is not as easily done as it is said. But when the announcement of the 75th Hunger Games, the Quarter Quell, a special games with a twist, comes, it will take everything Katness and Peeta's got to make it through.

Author - Suzanne Collins

Publisher - Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning; Published in 2012 by arrangement with Scholastic, Inc (Info from Copyright page)

Age Group - 16 and up

Content - *May Contain Spoilers* Katness and Peeta defend and protect each other from the Capital. Lots of lying. Katness gets drunk once, Peeta squashes that quickly. A contestant in the games gets naked to cause discomfort (not described in detail, though) and Peeta laughs at Katness because she is uncomfortable about it. Someone claims to be pregnant but you know nothing has happened and they are not.
Personal Opinion - Catching Fire did just what Hunger Games did; hooked my in seconds and didn't let go... Ended in such a way that it still has me. Katness and Peeta are such fabulous characters that they just take me on their journey and make me want to know what happens next. Also, a bunch of stuff I never saw coming happened that added suspense and excitement to the book. The only thing I didn't like was the characters lying and being naked (there was one more thing but it might spoil the book). The book was also a little more violent so I feel it is more appropriate for a teen age group. But it was still good and gave examples of self-sacrifice, fighting to protect others and for justice.

Buy - Amazon, Barnes and Noble,

Awards - #1 USA Today Bestseller

Links - Learn more about the books and author here.

Special Notes - Book 1, Hunger Games, review
                         Hunger Games Movie Review
                         Book 3, Mockingjay, review - Coming Soon
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