Catching Fire was an excellent follow up to The Hunger Games, may even surpass it in quality, but not by much. Even though I predicted what would happen at the end (I was only off by a small margin) I still enjoyed the book very much. Collins puts Katniss & Peeta (still dislike this name) back in the Hunger Games Arena and the new traps and dangers are just as compelling as in the 1st book. Acid Death Rain, Crazed Killer Monkey's, Psychotic Mimic Birds designed to drive one crazy, just very creative scenes. Collins has a wonderful, furtive imagination and again I am very happy with the direction she took. I know this is a YA novel and the love triangle has to be in it for all the star cross loved teenage girls, but it is, in my opinion, what keeps this book from being great. Though I think Collins does a nice job of keeping it from being utterly annoying and ridiculous, it is still there and prominent. This book signals the beginning of the rebellion and of course Katniss is unwittingly drawn into it. The set up for book 3, Mockingjay, is a bit predictable as I stated but none-the-less one
the reader cannot help but be giddy with anticipation.