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Thoughts: Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

This is book two in The Hunger Games trilogy.

I’m going to follow everyone else’s lead and totally skip plot summary for Catching Fire.  This is a thoughts post more than a review.  I don’t want to give anything away, so we’ll just say that Katniss is back home but her troubles are greater than ever.  She has a lot more riding on this than just her own survival.  I had no idea where this book was going and I was thrilled about that.  It’s another heartstopping, breathtaking ride.  And no, the prose isn’t great, and to be honest the beginning is a little slow, but when I hit the middle nothing else really mattered.  I had to know what happened.  The book went in a direction I hadn’t even imagined, which makes it all a much better experience.  Of course, the cliffhanger is just as intense as I’d expected.  I normally hate cliffhangers, but there was no way I was missing out on this.  I was sure I was going to be spoiled and I wasn’t, so I’m grateful for that.  At least I knew the cliffhanger was coming and I’m glad that Suzanne Collins is hard at work on number three.  I must know what happens!

While I’m here, I’ll go ahead and declare I’m on

teampeeta

I’m not sure I’d have even realized there was a Team Gale if not for twitter!  I can see the case for him, but I’ve always had a thing for adoring beta males.

I’d totally recommend this series.  It isn’t great literature but it is an incredible, suspenseful story.  Well worth reading.

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