Book: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Genre: YA Dystopian
For: Because I HAD too! :)
So, it's BBAW this week. But I still wanted to keep up with some of my "normal" stuff, and I decided I've waited long enough to say my thoughts on this book. Hopefully, if you wanted to read it, you've done so by now. If not, then you can ignore my post, just like I ignored all the reviews that were done before I was able to read the book! But I'll do my best to keep it spoiler free.
Still, I think saying what I thought spoils things a bit for anyone still waiting to read it. So beware!
I had no problem getting my hands on the book the first day it was released. I wondered if I would, but it was there. So I read all afternoon. Took a break. Read all evening. Then read all the next morning. I tried so hard to make it last, and not have it be over with so fast, but there's just no way.
Five or so chapters in, there were tears already. I thought, oh great! Here we go!
A few chapters after that, there was a unexpected "you've got to be kidding! " moment. One those, times where you need to shut the book and remember to breathe.
Yes, I loved it. I loved it just as much as The Hunger Games. There were many unexpected moments. I did want to see more of Gale. I just really think he needs some screen (page?) time to show us what he's made of. I think he is every bit as cool as Peeta, but Peeta has been able to reveal much more about himself.
So as far as what team am I? The jury is still out!
The ending? Crap!! We have to wait a whole other year??? It's insane what these authors/publishers... whoever... do to us!
Anyway, I think it's a fabulous story with engaging, emotional grabbing writing, and I love it.
As anyone read Suzanne Collins other series, for middle graders? Just wondering if that's as good, and if my 11 year old daughter would like it.
I'm not going to list other reviews here because you can pretty much find a review on any blog you frequent. Besides I'm feeling very much lazy tonight anyway!