Sunday, June 07, 2009

CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins

Although I can't manage the entire 48 Hour Read event, I did take advantage of the event to get read lots. I have been reading most of the day and just finished CATCHING FIRE, the upcoming sequel to THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. "WHOA" as Mother Reader said about the book earlier today. I have not heard one bad thing from anyone who has read THE HUNGER GAMES. An amazing book that is engaging and disturbing. This new book is due out in September and it is as good, if not better than the first. Characters are big for me and I love these characters. The plot is brilliant and I am not sure how Collins does it. I don't want to give anything away but this book 2 is no disappointment. Well worth preordering it today. The only thing I am wondering is how I will ever make it until the final book in the trilogy is available. Loved the book. Not a book for an elementary school library but a great first read of summer.

If you have not read THE HUNGER GAMES, I would put it on the top of your pile for this summer. And then run out and get CATCHING FIRE as soon as you can!


  1. What do you think about Hunger Games being used with a girls book club? The girls are all going into 7th & 8th grade. I love the book, and love Katniss. It is just that last part that is giving me pause. What do you think?

  2. I haven't read HUNGER GAMES yet. Guess I better get busy.

  3. Glad you liked it. Any possible chance you'd be willing to donate it to the 48hbc where I ended up with - I don't believe this either - FOUR people who read the entire 48 hours! Crazy!

    Don't forget to put up your summary post!

  4. I cannot wait until September to read this book! My daughter read Hunger Games today (after I read it over the weekend) and she's actually mad at me that I had her read it before the sequel was out! Glad you got to read as a celebration of the end of school -- we still have to go until Friday.

  5. Just finished it -- amazing!

  6. I can't even say how green with envy I am...this is my highly anticipated book for the year! I've been waiting for ever...since last Sept....

    How'd you get it? I've been entering EVERY contest known to man to get this book...

    I'd compete in the Hunger Games to get this book.


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