I just finished the second book of The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire. As well as the first book, it’s written by Suzanne Collins. I think it’s a great sequel to The Hunger Games, and that it has a wonderful feel to it.
After being crowned winner of The Hunger Games, Katniss Evergreen’s life has been anything but average. She plays “star crossed lover” with Peeta Mellark, a former contestant in The Hunger Games, and the man she saved from dying there. She models wedding dresses, gets interviewed, and goes to parties. But at the same time, she pretends to be in love with Peeta. One day she comes home to see the president sitting in her house. After a short talk, he tells her that he is not impressed with her “star crossed lover” act, and that could mean the public could also be unimpressed. He tells her that this could start an uprising, so if she can’t convince him that she is really in love with Peeta, he would kill all the people Katniss loves.
She tries and tries to convince him, but it’s no use. He is not convinced. Katniss just knows that, at any moment, the president will kill her mother, little sister, and her best friend, Gale. But, the Capitol has a plan. For the anniversary of The Hunger Games, they have decided that only previous victors will be entered. Katniss is going back into the arena. While she is there, she realizes that there are already uprisings, and that the rebel symbol is her symbol, the mockingjay. She is the mockingjay.
I love this book and I think my friends would too. The characters are awesome and it fits right in with The Hunger Games.
My favorite character is Katniss, because she’ll do anything to protect her family and friends. She’s rebellious and kind, but knows how to shoot an arrow.