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Catching Fire Review

Posted by Allen Howard on June 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As the second installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire is a book that immediately capturesthe reader’s attention.  Building right off of the first book, Katniss Everdeen is beginning the victory tour of the seventy-fourth Hunger Games.  Along theway, she sees that the districts are in bad shape.  From starving citizens, to strict peacekeepers, the entire country seems to be falling apart.  Only once she gets back to District Twelve, does she see that the damage has also spread to her beloved district, starting with a new head peacekeeper, and ending with the whipping of Gale, her longtime friend.  She realizes that the Capital must be taken down, but not before she is whisked away for the seventy-fifth Hunger Games, being the Quarter Quell, two victors are required to become tributes once again.  In the arena, her and Peeta must once again survive the ultimate test, and hope that the odds are in their favor.  The book is highly recommended, but it is better to read The Hunger Games first.