Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

In Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta defied the Capital by refusing to kill one another; instead, they popped poisonous berries into their mouths.  The Game announcer interrupted their planned joint-suicide by declaring them both winners and the audience breathed a sigh of relief when the star-crossed lovers spit out the berries.

In Catching Fire, Katniss and Peeta must now pay for that act of defiance.  They, their loved ones and District 12 are under close scrutiny from the Capital.    President Snow visits Katniss and warns her that she must convince everyone that the berry-incident was nothing more than the desperate act of a girl unable to face life without her lover.  Even as he issues his warning however, President Snow has already initiated a series of events intended to punish Katniss and quell any stirrings of rebellion in the districts.

Once again, I could not put this story down!  Excellent character-development; compelling themes of survival, sacrifice, morality and love.

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    Melissa said,

    Completely agree that this book is great and I couldn’t put it down. It kept me thinking after putting it down.

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