Captain Tuttle’s #CBR4 Review #41 – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
OK, spoiler alert – Katniss and Peeta win the Hunger Games. Makes sense, otherwise there wouldn’t have been a trilogy. Their victory has inspired at least some of the population of Panem to rebellion. It starts when the winners are touring the country to celebrate their victory. They return home, and get fancy nice houses in the same neighborhood as Hamish – they’re the only ones that live there.
President Snow is, of course, perturbed, and devises a fun way to punish Katniss: The Hunger Games All-Stars! And of course Katniss and Peeta are selected. Each decides to protect the other, without the other knowing. If that makes sense. So now we’re back to the Hunger Games, with the training, the tributes, etc. Some of the tributes are older, and some are not quite all there. This time they’re in a kind of biodome of death, with water, fire, nasty trees and animals, and all kinds of fun stuff.
They team up with some of the other tributes to work together, and (spoiler alert) defeat President Snow’s evil scheme again. How’d this guy get to be president, if he keeps getting outsmarted?
Anyway, this was clearly a mid-trilogy book, but it was no less exciting and gripping than the first book. I’m interested to see how the movie comes out.