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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Second book in the Hunger Games Trilogy
by Suzanne Collins
I borrowed this book in audiobook format from my local electronic library. Dallas Public Library rocks that way.  It's sitting in my iPod nano for a while now.  I'm so glad it didn't get erased!  I guess it's time to look for the third book in the series. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are now living in the Victor's Village.  A special section of District 12 where winner of Annual Hunger Games lives.

Just when she thought she could finally relax and get on with her life safe in the knowledge that she's forever exempted from any games, President Snow throws a curve.  I thought the couldn't be any way the Capitol could torture her, they came up with a whooper! It's enough to make anyone frustrated. The Capitol thought she's the reason there's unrest in the districts.  Now, she has to pay.

The new characters are quite engaging.  I am very surprise to like them...perhaps even better than Katniss sometimes. There's minor things I wish were different. The first third of the book was told in summary form, so I didn't get to 'be there' when Katniss meet Gale for the first time after she came home from the Hunger Games. I didn't get to experience their first kiss. However, I am very much looking forward to the third book in the series. I'll see if the library has this item available now.

The Hunger Games movie premiered a few minutes ago in Dallas. I would have gone, except that I have to work at 1 AM. What's even more frustrating is I cannot watch it tomorrow because I'm taking my 3 younger children camping in the wood with other cub scouts family.

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