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Critical Praise

"Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power."

Time Magazine

"Don’t let the young-adult label dissuade you: This book is fun, smart and provocative. You’ll be tempted to devour it in one sitting."

Family Circle

"Again, Collins’ crystalline, unadorned prose provides an open window to perfect pacing and electrifying world-building, but what’s even more remarkable is that aside from being tremendously action-packed sf thrillers, these books are also brimming with potent themes of morality, obedience, sacrifice, redemption, love, law, and, above all, survival."

—Booklist, starred review

"Beyond the expert world building, the acute social commentary and the large cast of fully realized characters, there’s action, intrigue, romance and some amount of hope in a story readers will find completely engrossing….A humdinger of a cliffhanger will leave readers clamoring for volume three."

—School Library Journal, starred review

"[Catching Fire] doesn’t disappoint when it segues into the pulse-pounding action readers have come to expect….Collins has also created an exquisitely tense romantic triangle for her heroine. Forget Edward and Jacob: by book’s end (and it’s a cliffhanger), readers will be picking sides --- Peeta or Gale?"

Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In this rabidly anticipated sequel, Katniss, again the narrator, returns home to find herself more the center of attention than ever. . . this sequel has enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment."

—School Library Journal, starred review