Book of the Week: Catching Fire

“This sequel has enough action to please ‘Hunger Games’ fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate enough for the next installment,” according to the School Library Journal.

“Catching Fire,” Suzanne Collins follow-up book to the “Hunger Games,” follows Katniss Everdeen as she and fellow Hunger Games victor, Peeta Mallark, embark on a tour of the 12 districts of Panem, a futuristic nation.

While many people may be quick to lump “The Hunger Games” trilogy into the same category as the “The Twilight” saga, I’m here to say  these books are nothing alike, especially in regard to the strength of female protagonists.

Katniss Everdeen is a modern-day feminist as Collins evokes themes of survival, government control and rebellion. Katniss, a girl from one of the poorest districts, struggles with the need for both interdependence and independence. Throw in the romantic triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale, a fellow hunter and “friend” of Katniss’, and you have found an intriguing book that will always leave you wanting more.

I’m thoroughly convinced you won’t be able to put down all three books in this series.

Thankfully, the fun continues on March 23, when “The Hunger Games” movie starring Jennifer Lawrence is released in theaters.

Check out the trailer:

Let Collins take you on a great adventure in the comforts of your bedroom or wherever you enjoy reading.

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