I’m re-reading The Hunger Games trilogy in anticipation of the prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I was lucky enough years ago to get a fabulous deal on the trilogy for my Kindle.
Catching Fire is almost as good as The Hunger Games in terms of keeping the interest of the reader throughout. Some readers complained that Katniss never thought about the effect of her actions in The Hunger Games. She starts off this book the same way, but then the grim realization that she can’t do that any more hits her.
Considering the fact that Katniss doesn’t enter the arena for the Quarter Quell until about 65% through the book doesn’t mean there isn’t action. Once again Suzanne Collins weaves a post-apocalyptic tale that’s still believable. There’s more character development with the other competitors, and in some ways, that makes this a more rounded book.
This is not my usual type of book at all, so the skill at weaving a good story has to be commended.
Once again, after reading the book, I took out Catching Fire on DVD and tossed it in the Blu Ray player. What I like about the film series is that they did try to stay faithful to the books, and I have no complaints. Even if you haven’t read the books, it is a great action film.
For my review of The Hunger Games, click here.
On to Mockingjay!
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