Catching Fire Review

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We begin with Katniss back at her home, attempting to find a sense or normalcy that will never exist again. She is suffering from PTSD. She has money, no need for a job and Gail has started working in the mines, leaving her alone most every day. Peeta still has feels about her pretend love so she’s left to her thoughts. President Snow shows up at her house, like the G that he is and lets her know she has bigger problems than stewing about her new house being too big. Uprisings threaten to occur unless she convinces the nation she means no harm to the Capitol. Once she realizes the lives of everyone she cares about depends on her, she begins to plot to save them. Slowly, she finds solace in Peeta again, only this time it stems from  genuine friendship; nothing pretend.
Having to diffuse a bomb that is so clearly counting down, she tries her hardest. I’ll give her that. Both she and Peeta try desperately to portray a love so engulfed with desire to squelch any notions of rebellion. However, as they soon find out, the districts were like dry grass, waiting for a spark to blaze in uprising. Thrown by President Snow’s attempt to continue with business as usual, the 75th Hunger Games are announced and everyone is floored to know only winners will be reaped this year. The games are even more treacherous this year too. Mentally and physically incapacitating Katniss, even though she and Peeta actually trained. While the games are riveting, they quickly come to an abrupt end when Katniss electrifies and destroys the forcefield around the arena. Captured and medicated, she soon realizes the truth is much bigger than she ever imagined. The rebellion has begun and she is to be the spotlight of it all encouraging the districts in their fight. That cliff hanger at the end booooyyyy, I have to hand it to Suzanne. 
4 out of 5 stars. You’ll be a little lost if you don’t read the first book and I have to say that contributed to the loss of a star. No matter, I wholeheartedly recommend you reading it.  
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