Saturday, April 17, 2010

First Clues Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games Trilogy

Scholastic (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0-439-02349-1 (0439023491)
ISBN-13: 978-0-439-02349-8 (9780439023498)
Publication Date: September 2009
List Price: $17.99

Review written by Karan, Grade 6. Date of review: April 2010.

Review: Catching Fire is the second book in a series, with a third to come, but it is the second book in the Hunger Games series written by Suzanne Collins. It is very amusing, and it will blow your socks off, literally. Against all odds, Katniss won the annual Hunger games. She should be happy right? Wrong! Katniss has nothing going her way, and she is confused. Her best friend stays a mile away from her, her partner in the games has turned his back on her, and there are rumors about a rebellion on the capital, a rebellion Peeta and Katniss might have created. This second book even has a little surprise in the middle, but you’ll have to find out for yourself by reading Catching Fire, a second in a series, and written by a magnificent author named Suzanne Collins.

In my personal opinion, I liked the first book in the series better, titled The Hunger Games because I think it had just a tad bit more action/adventure stuffed in it. But that’s just my opinion. Anyway, my favorite part in Catching Fire is when Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, Mags, and Beetee are running through the poisonous, toxic gas, and Mags sacrifices herself to save Finnick and Beetee, Katniss and Peeta. This part in the book, as I said before is my favorite part because it is very intense, and it makes me feel like I’m running alongside Katniss and Finnick trying not to faint and die so I can help the others. I think this book is awesome, though, just like The Hunger Games. This book also got the New York Times Bestselling Author Award! I congratulate Suzanne Collins for entertaining me while reading this series, but wait, there is more, I still can’t wait for the third book to come out so I can read that one and feel good for completing another marvelous series!

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