Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is very good sequel, indeed. And Indeed it is a sequel. If you didn't read the fist book, you would be lost in this story (go and read the first one, now). As it is, it is a challenge to associate all of the returning character names with what happened in the previous volume. On the other hand, the key characters are just as distinct and memorable as ever. Once again, the story takes off and doesn't let go. The pace is not quite as breakneck as the first time around, but the author doesn't waste anytime making life difficult for Katniss and her family. And then things get worse.
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