This is my review of the book “The Hunger Games – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins”, which I have read recently This is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. It continues the story of old Katniss Everdeen, and her friend Peeta Mellark.
By forcing the government to save her and Peeta at the end of the first Hunger Games, she has challenged the authority of the Capitol. This challenge sparks a rebellion in the districts that supply the Capitol.
To save her family Katniss has to comply with the wishes of the government, especially President Snow, and does a victory tour of the Districts. Sadly this does not squash the rebellion, so the government comes up with a new set of games. The contestants this time are chosen from the victors of previous games.
Can Katniss survive this new challenge the game presents. Sadly the mortality rate is much higher, with the game itself killing off the constants as fast as they kill each other..The fictional world in which they are interacting is realistic cleverly structured and believable. I won't reveal any more so as not to spoil the plot line for anyone who has not read the book or seen the film, other than to say it has a pretty amazing twist near the end of the book.
This is a real page turner, and really exciting. I have not read a book like this for quite some time. The chapters were cleverly structured so that at the end of each one, there was a cliffhanger, just prompting one to carry on reading, so much so that I will be reading the third and final book in the trilogy next.
My only criticism is that this book would not make much sense if one has not read the first one, but other than that it was a great read. This was book 25 week 18 fiction 22 (audio book 5) non fiction 3.
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