Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Oh. My. Goodness. This book was something else. Whoa…. Wow! I feel like I’ve literally been dragged through… Wait. Haven’t I said this before? Yes. Yes I have. And I’m right back where I started, but so much further ahead.
The series, so far, in a word? Relentless. Terrifying. Agonizing. Both heartening and disheartening. Okay, it’s impossible to keep it to one word, but you get the picture. Your reading experience will fluctuate with feelings of anger at the corruption and lessons in futility. From hopelessness and despair, to moments of elation and encouragement. Sadness from loss, to beauty in the stolen moments of tenderness and bonding. And even an occasional chuckle here and there to lighten the mood. But whatever is happening, I can assure you… you will be feeling every moment. Oh! Here’s a word that just popped into my head that describes this series for me, so far. Awakening.