Suzanne Collins’ CATCHING FIRE
With the first book the world building was limited to District 12, The Capitol and The Hunger Games itself but in Catching Fire we start to see more of the Districts and the relationship they all have with The Capitol and how The Capitol exercises it’s control over them. Where The Hunger Games looked at media and its power both self-serving and sub-serving, Catching Fire is more about how to subvert and resist power and how all hope needs is a spark and a symbol.
I’m really amazed how Collins has written such an action-packed, plot-driven series but at the same time has a story that is multi-layered and relevant not only to the world now but also the teen readers this book is primarily written for. I wish I had a series like this when I was 14!
SBN: 9781407138336 ISBN-10: 1407138332 Classification: General fiction (Children’s / Teenage) Format: Paperback (198mm x 131mm x 29mm) Pages: 448 Imprint: Scholastic Publisher: Scholastic Publish Date: 8-Oct-2013 Country of Publication: United Kingdom