Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Book Review: Catching Fire

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Dystopian (YA)
Length: 391

Quality Rating: 9
Content Rating: PG-13

In this sequel to the phenomenal Hunger Games, Kantiss is living in the aftermath of her victory. But to the government, her victory is an act of defiance that can not be tolerated. This book is not quite as good as the original, since it does not have the same fearful push throughout the entire book. For the first couple of chapters, I was unsure where the plot was going or what the point might be. However, the book quickly picked up and I was quickly drawn back into the nation of Panem, a nation of harsh rules and closely kept secrets. The characters are the same ones we know and love pulled into a situation that tests them all. Definitely a good read.

This book gets PG-13 for violence, just like the first book. It's still not very graphic, but there is death, rebellion, flogging, and all sorts of nasty violent things. That's what happens when you live in a dystopian society.

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