Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I couldn't help myself. Yesterday I finished The Hunger Games, immediately started on Catching Fire, and read until I finished, which was very late last night/very early this morning. Now I must wait five months for the publishing of Mockingjay, which is August 24, 2010.
Catching Fire lived up to my HG-standard, and I loved it. Although, Katniss is driving me a slightly nuts when it comes to Peeta and Gale; but I know it has to happen this way. Now I'm obsessed, and I find myself hunting for fansites and even dreaming about the books.
The funny thing is that this piece of young adult fiction is really is making me think beyond the book. I find myself wondering if our country really would regress to a totalitarian state should we ever be decimated by storms, droughts, fires and rising oceans. And then I think that if Panem came true, we would rise above such a dystopian world.
Speaking of dystopia, I always knew about "utopia" but just discovered "dystopia" in my search for all-things-HG. I realize now that "dystopian society" better describes Katniss and Peeta's world than does "post apocalyptic".
Back to the books. Stop reading my thoughts on The Hunger Games Trilogy and go read the actual books so you too can anxiously wait for Mockingjay on August 24.
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