Monday, April 30, 2012
Book Review: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Summary: (I have decided not to do a summary for the second book, because I was given the advice, while I was reading the first book, not to read the summaries of the other books because it would give away the story)
Here is my review of the first book The Hunger Games.
I have to say that this book was harder to follow the plot line. It seemed to have different plots going on. Which I can understand since it was laying the ground work for the 3rd book. I have also noticed that some(not all) trilogies have somewhat weird plots in the second book. Not all, just some.
I know I went on and on in my review of the first book so I will try to keep this one shorter. :)
I really like how these books show how fighting, with weapons, and killing people is not something easy to live with. It does not show it as something glorious. It also deals with the difficulties of fame. A definite positive thing about this book was that it helped me to understand addicts. I don't think it is right, I just understand them better now I think, and I have more of a desire to help them. I hope that makes sense. I would like to point out that this is one of those things that sparks a family discussion.
It is hard to stop reading this book. I would definitely say start it when you plan of having a lot of free time. There are a lot of cliff hangers like in the first book. I would like to warn anyone who reads this book that they will want to have the third book on hand to start.
The book has a lot of power play in it. Everyone is trying to stay one top, you get to see how other people are exploited for the big peoples own agenda. Katniss is also dealing with the aftermath of the last book. I think that is what really struck me. So few things deal with what goes on after you have done something, and this book did. That is what impressed me most.
May the odds ever be in your favor!