Book Review 2: Catching Fire

Over spring break I read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.

This book is an awesome book over all but I can’t shake the feeling that it is a great book because I want it to be a great book. It’s the middle book and kind of comes off as such, it bridges the first and third book (Which I am about half done so stay tuned) effectively but the main focus of the book, the Quarter Quell games, seems rushed and under used. I felt like there was a lot of time used to set up the games but the games moved to quickly.

The start of the book picks up shortly after the end of the first book and answers a lot of questions I had about what happens next. It does it well and I liked it. The end of the book sets up the third book beautifully and entices you to keep reading.

While really loving the book I can’t help but think the first book was way better and from what I have read, the third book is better then the second. I think this book is just plainly a bridge book without a real story of it’s own. It does an excellent job of moving the story forward but focuses to much on tying the first and third books to it.

Still an awesome book and a must read!


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