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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Mar 25, 12

bookshelves: rereads, major-female-character, female-author, reviewed, favorites, young-adult, science-fiction
Read in March, 2012

I think I actually liked this book even better the second time through. Part of it was knowing how everything ended; Catching Fire had even more of a "to be continued" ending than The Hunger Games, and so knowing what everyone's part in the rebellion was and more about each character's personality straight off helped. I definitely didn't like, for example, Finnick, as much the first time through as I did this time around. At the same time, it's also a little heartbreaking to be introduced to several knew characters and get to know several more a lot better, knowing how things turn out. I was a little worried that the series, particularly this book, would be less intense on re-read, but I didn't find that to be the case at all. I was just as shocked and horrified when the Quarter Quell was announced as I had been the first time through, and everything that circled around that. As in the first book, I like the description, the vivid mix of emotions and battles, and Katniss is just as interesting a character as the unwilling victor as she was as the defiant tribute. I'm going to mark my Mockingjay review as spoilers so I can talk about spoilery stuff for the series as a whole...
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