Finished Reading Catching Fire

Finished reading Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins. Like the first book it takes place in Panem, the nation that exists where the U.S. used to be. Every year the Capitol holds a televised tournament in which two teen “tributes” from each of the surrounding districts fight a gruesome battle to the death. In the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, the tributes from District Twelve, frustrate the Gamemakers and force them to let both teens survive. Catching Fire picks up as Katniss returns to District Twelve to find that she is now the center of attention. An unprecedented surprise visit by President Snow forces Katniss and Peeta to do a Victory Tour through the districts in preparation for the 75th Annual Hunger Games. After returning to their daily lives in District Twelve a twist of fate drastically changes the rules of the 75th Annual Hunger Games.

Catching Fire has less action than Hunger Games because this book explores more of Panem’s power structure, district rumors, and the spreading rebellion. I was a little disappointed that the majority of the book took place outside the Hunger Games arena but the book overcame my initial disappointment. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games you will enjoy Catching Fire. If more books are written in the Hunger Games series I look forward to reading them.

Catching Fire

I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.

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