Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Catching Fire

I'm back. Although it looks as though I dropped off the face of the earth, I was still very much part of the blogging community over the summer. I religiously check my favorite blogs and did my best to comment on entries that really caused me to think and reflect! Now- it's time for me to share and document my summer reading, thinking and reflections.

What better way to start than to share my thoughts on my favorite read of the summer, Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins? It is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. I read Hunger Games late last winter and LOVED it and I have to say that I enjoyed Catching Fire equally as much. It has it all- GREAT characters, vivid imagery, action, horror, and love. The cliffhangers at the end of each chapter prevented me from putting the book down. I finished it in about 4 hours and my heart was pounding every second. One thing I have to say, I was more satisfied with the ending of this book. The first book ended in such a way that I was bothered by it and itchy for the next book. With the end of Catching Fire, I felt a little more comfortable with the conclusion (however, the story still leaves you with many questions). My only complaint- I have to wait way too long for the third book (Hurry Ms. Collins!!)


Mary Lee said...

Had fun chatting with you at tech class last week! Have a great year!

Karen said...

So glad you got to read this before school started!

"Heart pounding" - know exactly what you mean!

Cat said...

OH boy - I am listening to Hunger Games right now, and it takes every ounce of willpower I have to turn it off and actually leave my car when I get to work! Fabulous! I'm so glad I'll be able to go right into the next book!