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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Jan 26, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, dystopia, fiction, hyped, kindle
Read from April 15 to 21, 2012

I can safely say I am hopping on the hunger games bandwagon! This second book once about halfway through made me sigh in a massive way but once I read on I was enthralled. Again I have read this in 2 or 3 sittings as it was so fast paced and exciting. I do struggle to see how everyone is so impressed with Katniss as a heroine though, at numerous points through this book I was mentally yelling at her to wake up and realise what was going on. She is such a bad judge of character and situations that it sometimes hurt my brain to read her idiotic ramblings. I adore Peeta & Gale though and am newly intrigued about the newer characters. Suzanne Collins just continues to set amazing scenes in her novels and made me cry AGAIN a couple of times. The only niggles I had were that the other characters seemed so intuitive and on the ball while Katniss sometimes seemed like a fish out of water. Reminding myself that she is a 17 year old somewhat sheltered girl didn't always help because Peeta was in the same boat and just seemed to know what was going on much quicker.


Ok so my gripe with Katniss in these books... In the first book she was so utterly blind and stupid that she did not realise that Gale & Peeta obviously have feelings for her. The sheer amount of reflection spent on working out Peetas actions really irritated me because it was so obvious as a reader that Peetas feelings were nothing but pure. Even when he tells her about seeing her at school singing, where he remembers what she was wearing for christs sake! she still isn't bloody convinced!?! At the ball in the capitol where she dances with the Plutarch and he shows her his watch! There was no reflection on the fact that his Mockingjay was clearly a symbol of his support for her & she never really figured out that this was a clue about the future arena until another character practically told her. I just felt throughout that I was realising all these things that she had no clue about. I felt it didn't allow me to truly connect with her as a character.

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