Catching Fire

June 10, 2015

by Suzanne Collins

After such a great first book I was excited about this one, but it didn’t do much for me at all.

The beginning was slow, really slow, and it took forever to get into it. I kept waiting for some action, but nothing happened. Then as soon as the new games began, the book took off and I enjoyed it. But why the horribly dragging beginning?

Even though this book had a lot of similarities to the first one in the series, I still think Suzanne Collins managed to make the games in this one unique. There was a lot of intrigue between the characters and a lot of unexpected twists and turns, which kept the book interesting.

Just like I felt Peeta was way to underdeveloped in the first book, that feeling stayed through this one. I don’t know what it is about his character, but to me he doesn’t feel real. He falls flat for me and I wish the author had spent more time developing him to get him to feel more real and more sincere.

Katniss was less active in this book I feel too, and I would have wanted her to do more and not follow along the way she did. It’s like she had given up and just let things happen to her in a way. Totally get why one would do that, but in a novel a character like that doesn’t feel interesting.

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Wrap Up

Catching Fire

  • 6/10
    Overall
  • 5/10
    Plot
  • 5/10
    Writing
  • 3/10
    Characters
  • 9/10
    Ending

Pros

  • Easy to read
  • Love the ending

Cons

  • Slow to get into

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