#2 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

#2 Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

by Suzanne Collins

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

Reviewed by Jane on

3 of 5 stars

There were a few grammatical errors and possibly some word choice errors, too (e.g. "revenge her death" instead of "avenge her death"). I'm not too big on a plethora of fragments, as they give me a headache -- even in first person POV; books I read in middle school were high school level and never included fragments when in first person POV, so I don't understand what all the rage is about these days with them. There were also many instances wherein colons could have been used in place of commas; the same goes for semicolons.

The formatting of the book was...weirder than I'm used to. I felt like the page numbers were going to fall off the page, and they were also harder to read. Sometimes, I couldn't tell whether something was an 8 or a 0.

However, I did enjoy the overall story of the book. It's slow until you reach Part II: The Games, but then finally begins to pick up. I think I would have liked it a little more than I did had I not seen the movie first, but that may also be my distaste in numerous fragments talking.

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