By Suzanne Collins
Scholastic Press. 391 pages. Young Adult
In this sequel to The Huger Games, Katniss and Peeta are back in District 12 after surviving the Hunger Games, a televised tournament in which children from each of the 12 Districts of Panem fight to the death. Life should be great for Katniss and Peeta now that they have won a lifetime of wealth and food, but Katniss is visited by President Snow who tells her that her subversive win is viewed as a defiance against the capitol and that if she does anything else he will harm her family. While on their mandatory victory tour, Katniss and Peeta learn that a rebellion has indeed been sparked by their triumph over the capitol.
I looked forward to reading this second book by Suzanne Collins with equal parts anxiety and excitement. The Hunger Games had such an unresolved ending that I couldn’t wait to continue the story, but I enjoyed the first book so much, I was worried I wouldn’t like the sequel as well. I am happy to report that I found this book just as enjoyable. Although be warned that this book will leave you craving to know what happens next.