Dec 1, 2009

Catching Fire

by Valerie Ipson

A good friend is one who loans you their copy of Catching Fire when they find out you are number bajillion in the library hold queue and they know you have been in withdrawals ever since coming to the end of Hunger Games and discovering it's not the end, but only the beginning of a series, and even though you were rather late in jumping on the Hunger Games bandwagon, there was still several months to wait until Book Two would be released. Said friend has not even read Catching Fire herself, but still loaned it to me, probably because I am obsessed, and because she purchased the book, but recklessly decided not to read it till Book Three was released, thus sparing herself the agony (of which I am now experiencing) of waiting so long to find out what happens next.

That is my definition of a friend.

Thanks, Peggy. I owe you.

And in case you're wondering...Book Two is every bit as intense and wonderful as the first. I loved it!


  1. This happened to me too. I got into a fantasy series at the suggestion of a friend. Five books had been written but 5 more were planned (and eventually printed). It nearly drove me mad. Now when I recommend the same I can do so knowing all 10 have been released.

  2. You should have heard the groaning at our house when 14 year old daughter finished Catching Fire..."No fair!" she exclaimed..."I need to know what happens now!" Have you read Maze Runner yet? It's just as good or better! (James Dashner's new book)

  3. I bought Maze Runner for my son for his birthday in October and he did his scool book report on it. I plan to read it over the Christmas Holiday. :)


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