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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Apr 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult

This book is better than the first one.

It start where it left of, with Katniss and Peeta came home as winners and Peeta got a punch in his gut knowing that all Katniss did is to win the games and not out of love for him.

For Katniss life is different after the game, her family live in victory house, they no longer go hungry and Katniss no longer have to hunt.

Because the supposed star-crossed love story between Katniss and Peeta, her relationship with Gale is strained. Katniss found out that Gale does have strong feeling for her and is hurting because of her and Peeta. The difference between this love triangle and any other triangle in other books, are the two rivals are acting very grown up and very rational about it. They don't fight, they don't bitch about each other, and they actually like one another. Though Peeta is the one who is willing to let go of Katniss for Gale.

Aside from love story, Katniss also has to deal with what it means becoming the winner of Hunger Games. It means that she and Peeta has to do victory tour to all the districts and adding to the pressure is that she has to put out the dissent she inspire with the 'berry incident' during the games.

I like the fact that this book is not only focusing on the love story - unlike Twilight which i couldn't stomach and threw in the garbage bin - but also about repression, politics, rebellion and fighting for independence.

I can't go on without giving any spoiler, so i will stop at that. Rest assure that there are surprises along the way and the ending of this book is worth the wait.

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