Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Book: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Genre: YA Dystopian

Rating: A

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!


  1. My son loves the Gregor series by her. He was actually the one to point out to me that they were by the same person.

    I wish I'd liked Catching Fire more. :(

  2. I liked Catching Fire. At the beginning I was worried it was going to become like Twilight, with the whole love triangle. But it moved past that for the most part.
    After reading Hunger Games I read the Gregor series and liked them a lot. You cannot compare it to HG and CF but good on their own.

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had some tears! And I agree, too hard to choose a team!

  4. Hmmm . . . so you liked it then? LOL I can't believe we have to wait so long!

  5. I really enjoyed this one, too. It's going to be a long, hard wait for the next book.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  6. I haven't even read Hunger Games yet, but I am really torn. On the one hand, every one seems to love it, but on the other, I really despise cliffhangers. Maybe knowing it will be a cliffhanger will make it less frustrating for me than cliffhangers usually are...



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