I still don’t want to say too much about this book since many students are still waiting to get their turn for one of the two (soon to be three) copies of Hunger Games. 

As a sequel to Hunger Games, (reviewed earlier) Catching Fire surpassess the high expectations I had since first meeting Katniss and Peeta.  The theme of the series is a bit more developed in this book while not losing sight of the characters or the drama. 

Katniss is still torn between Peetra and Gale and how best to keep both safe from the turmoil created by the earlier games.  The uprising against the government with Katniss as the unsuspecting “poster child” has the government watching her every move.  And the government does not  play fair.  

Friendship is a  poweful theme in this book along with the concept of sacrifice for the greater good.  But, as in all well written novels the concepts slip up on you while you are involved in the adventure  and characters of the story. 

Finishing this book leaves you very sad/upset that the next book is not yet published.  After you finish this book come by and see the altered book I made about Catching Fire.  After I  read the Advanced Reader’s Copy  I had couldn’t really tell anyone about the book because I did not want to give away all the suspenseful drama…. but I had to express something about the book.  The altered book is in the library.  Come by and see it.

I would rate this book 10 out of 10 possible points.  Keep up the good work, Suzanne Collins.

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