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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Mar 31, 2012

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I'm undecided as to whether Catching Fire is a better story than The Hunger Games. The story felt rushed at times, and I wanted to know a little more about the other victorious Tributes that the information given. I also found myself wanting to know a little more about President Snow and the Capital.

Given the length of this book is almost identical to the first, I wonder if this is a conscious choice of the author -- perhaps there is a desire to keep this story on a pace similar to that of the first. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though it may not be a good thing to have the reader consciously thinking about after reading the story. While the pacing of the story has its benefits, I wouldn't have minded just a little backstory about a few of the characters. Then again, the first person narrative might make this difficult, too.

These concerns do not outweigh this trilogy being, so far, a fun read. I'm dutifully diving into the conclusion which, if the first two books are any indication, will be finished in the next couple of days.

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