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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Nov 07, 2010

really liked it
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Read from October 29 to November 06, 2010

The follow up to the Hunger Games moves from focusing on Katniss's fight for survival and into a broader theme where the fate of Panem itself relies on Katniss' choices and actions. She struggles with this role, being inclined by her nature to seek the easiest answer to the survival of herself and her family.

I like Collins choice to make Katniss sympathetic, but also an extremely flawed character. It's interesting for once to read a book where the protagonist doesn't always make the moral choice, and where the only truly 'pure hearted' character is a side character. Katniss is the type of girl who would drown a cat if it meant keeping the rest of her family alive.

Although she can be cold it's not as if she's an emotionless killing machine like many female action protagonists. She falls between the kindly romantic damsel in distress and the cold-hearted ice queen, which is a nice change.

Looking forward to the conclusion.
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