Title: Catching fire.
Author: Suzanne Collins.
Published: September 1st 2009.
Publisher: Scholastic Press .
Sort: Part two of ‘The Hunger Games.’
Review #1: The Hunger Games.
Sparks are igniting, flames are spreading and the Capitol wants revenge. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol-- a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
If you haven't read the books, don't read the review if you don't want to know. Spoilers everywhere :)
“Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.”
The Hunger Games are back. Every twenty five year they celebrate the games in a different way.
Katniss and Peeta are in trouble. In almost every district there is tension. There are rumors of rebellion. Katniss is afraid for the lives of everybody she loves, because Snow blames her for the rebellion. And it shows: this time, every district must deliver a survivor of a Hunger Game. That means that Katniss is up for another round and Peeta decides to take place as the male candidate. Katniss is sure that she is going to die and she is prepared to do everything to keep Peeta alive. What she doesn’t know is that Haymitch has another plan. He makes connections with other survivors with only one goal: keep her and therefore Peeta alive. No matter what.
“If you die and I live, there’s no life for me at all back in district twelve. You’re my whole life,” he says. “I would never be happy again.”
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I thought the first one was pretty good, but this one blew me away! I never thought she would come up with something like this. It’s so cruel and sickly smart to send Katniss back. It’s the ultimate master plan. Just let her die there and nobody can blame the President.
I liked the fact that there is more action in this one. There is more speed in the story. Everything happens fast and that makes it more pleasant than the first one. The area is brilliant. This is what I mean with a tough area. In the Hunger Games they had it quite easy overall. Here, it’s really hard to survive. And the whole clock idea was a clever invention.
The characters in this book were so nice. Not that you get enough time to bond with them, since they die within every page, but they were brave and nice. Even a bit silly, but I like that. I especially liked Finnick and I got more feeling for Peeta, but he is still not my favorite.