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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Oct 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: sf, war-stories
Read in September, 2010

Wow, I'm torn on how to rate this book. I don't think I've ever read a book that I hated so much for the 1st half, and then really loved the 2nd half as much. I mean, I was within 10-15 pages of just giving up on this thing. There is so much to hate here but somehow the 2nd half turned it around for me. I read the 2nd half in 2 nights after it took me weeks to get through the 1st half. (I know I'm not giving details here and its because I really don't want to dwell on the negatives for fear it remind me how bad the 1st half was and detract from my enjoyment of the rest of the book).

I find Collins to be a terrible writer, but the plot of the 2nd half kept me in it. It's odd, like I said, I'm torn by this book, but I still think I was entertained enough by the 2nd half of the book that I would recommend it to others. It was also good enough to get me reading Mockingjay. God, I hope that one moves along better than the 1st half of this one.

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Tori Ummm, I really liked the first two, but the last one disappointed me. I am eager to hear what you think of it.

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