Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)   
I suppose it was slightly predictable that some sort of drama was going to happen in this book, I just wasn't expecting for what actually happened to happen. I love the way the author is able to keep the reader on a high, keep their adrenaline racing as they read the book so that they never become bored with the wording and detail of the story itself. The piece was just as bright and effective as the first one, accept this time it was a whole new spin. It turns out there is more than meets the eyes when it comes to the Hunger games, and one person in particular does not like nor approve of the sudden clever change that was made in the Games. I felt that the author wanted to keep the book as vibrant as the first one and therefore had to think about ways and method of doing this, as more often than not a sega or series of books can become dull and boring by the second or third one.
I suppose in many senses it is not a surprise that the two main characters are not actually in love, but at the same time you almost kind of wish they were, for the boy is clearly a romantic fool at heart who would literally sacrifice his life in order to save the one he loved. I felt that the author was very good at painting the different perceptions and emotions of the characters, of showing the frustration, the annoyance, the pain and the sadness. She had a way of fooling me into believing that actually there was an undercover love between the two of them, and that actually the female character did like him and did him. Perhaps a love traingle was about to develop?
The piece though shifted and turned and though I am still against the idea of the hunger games being about killing, this is merely because I have brought up in an environment where killing is wrong. The fact that the games restarted though and that they were thrown back in was slightly predictable as you did get into the second book. After all what would be the point of calling it the hunger games if there was not a hunger games situation involved. However, it was different and it therefore did give the reader a whole new sort of adventure to read. The ending was shocking. a character you wanted to live, didn't live and your heart breaks out for them. Yet the way she is captured makes you really open your eyes. what the hell is going to happen now?
I am officially stuck though for I do not have the third book of the series and so I shall have to wait till its avalible to read it. I love the way the author pulls the reader in though because it just really makes the novel all that more powerful and affective. A drama totally worth reading.
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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