Saturday, November 26, 2011

Catching Fire(The Second Book in the Hunger Games Series) by Suzanne Collins

The book "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins is a fast paced teen novel that will have you on the edge of your seat, curious as to what will happen next. I would strongly suggest that you read the first book in the series, "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins before reading this book. If you like fast paced science fiction stories with a little romance intertwined, then this is the book series for you. The author does a great job of really making you feel like you are there in the hunger games with the main characters. What is the Hunger Games?

"Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


The book, "Catching Fire" is the second book in the series. Personally, I think this book was amazing and should be read by any teenager who loves science fiction. Although the series does not have a Christian focus, I did not personally find anything that would be potentially offensive to Christian readers. I think both of these books were really interesting and engaging and I could not ask for anything better from this series. :) Personally I loved how creative the author was in creating this book series. Because this series is so unlike any other, she really had to create this world that was so different from anything we have ever imagined. And that right there, is why I think these books were so fast paced and engaging. If you have not read The Hunger Games, or Catching Fire, I would strongly suggest for you to do so. This series will not disappoint.

Have any of you read the first two books in the Hunger Games series? If so, what did you think of them?