Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Review: Catching Fire & Huge Giveaway

Summary: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. -- Scholastic Press

After having received an ARC of CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins at BEA in May, I have finally gotten around to reading it. I guess today's publication date kind of forced me, but I really don't know what I was waiting for. I mean what's the benefit of having the ARC if I don't read it before the book is published?

I absolutely loved THE HUNGER GAMES (my review) and couldn't wait to read CATCHING FIRE. I had heard from many fellow bloggers that it was just as good if not better than THE HUNGER GAMES, but I still let it sit on my shelf all summer. In the back of my mind, I think I didn't want to read it because I liked having something to look forward to. Weird, I know....

So a few days ago, I hunkered down and read CATCHING FIRE! I had many of the same feelings that I had when I read THE HUNGER GAMES; and overall I have to say that I loved it! I knew it was going to be hard to live up to my expectations (and I don't think the book isn't without a few very minor flaws,) but I think it was an excellent story and did not disappoint. I definitely include both THE HUNGER GAMES and CATCHING FIRE on my must-read list!!!

I admit that I was a little surprised over the weekend to pick up Entertainment Weekly Magazine and discover that they gave this book a "C" (here's the review.) I usually think pretty highly of EW's opinion so I read the review closely to see if I had missed anything when I read the book. While I agree that the reviewer did make a few valid points, I definitely beg to differ! I guess that's why there are different books for different folks!

I feel like I've written a lot of words and haven't said much about this book. That's because I am having a hard time writing this review -- I don't want to give anything away. And it's very difficult for me to "talk" about this book without giving away any spoilers. Under no circumstance do I think a reader should pick up CATCHING FIRE and have any idea of what's going to happen. This book is chock full of surprises and so much fun to read!

Anyway, I'll start here: I thought CATCHING FIRE was terrific and it definitely held my attention throughout. I know not everyone is going to agree with me, but I liked how the author spent more time establishing some of the background and character development in the first half of the book. While I did enjoy the "game" aspect of both novels, I'm not sure CATCHING FIRE would have kept my interest as well if it had predominantly taken place in the arena. I think I would have felt as if this novel were too similar to THE HUNGER GAMES, so I definitely appreciated learning more about the history of Panem and Katniss' state of mind. Having said that, I did feel that the last half of the book was extremely exciting and very reminiscent of what I loved about THE HUNGER GAMES. Although, I'm not entirely sure that I didn't feel like the last third of the book was a bit rushed. Maybe it's just that the action was fast-paced and I wanted more!

As was the case when I read THE HUNGER GAMES, I still really liked the characters in CATCHING FIRE, especially Katniss and Peeta. I loved Katniss in the first book, and I appreciated that Katniss had changed a lot from her experience in The Hunger Games -- she seemed to have matured as a result. I liked that Katniss could be Katniss in this story, whereas she was forced to play a part in THE HUNGER GAMES to survive. I definitely think I gained a better understanding of her in this novel. I thought the author did a wonderful job of creating conflict in Katniss' life and showing what the overall effects of this were on her. Even though Katniss' life certainly wasn't reflective of a normal 17 year old in today's society, I still think kids will relate to her and even look up to her. Despite what she had been through, she still had many of the same fears, concerns and insecurities that all teenagers have.

I was left a bit speechless when I finished this book (and if you've met me, you know I'm not often at a loss for words.) Unlike THE HUNGER GAMES, where the book ended and I was curious about what was going to happen to Katniss, CATCHING FIRE just ended so abruptly... and with some huge cliffhangers! I am dying to know what's going to happen next, and I cannot believe that I have wait what seems like a very long time for the next book. I want/need Book 3 right now!

There is a fantastic website devoted to The Hunger Games.There are games, discussion boards, and downloads that will appeal to fans of all ages. In addition, there is even a place where you can ask Suzanne Collins a question! You can read an excerpt of Chapter 1 here.

And now for the HUGE news that I've been dying to share with all of you for days! I have three copies of CATCHING FIRE to giveaway courtesy of Scholastic Books!!! Not only will the three winners receive a hardcover copy of the newly released CATCHING FIRE, but they will also get the collector’s mocking jay pin and a limited edition T-shirt!

If you'd like a chance to win one of these awesome CATCHING FIRE prize packs, just leave a comment with your e-mail address telling me if you're Team Gale or Team Peeta. To double or triple your chances, you can blog and/or tweet about this contest with a link back to this post. This giveaway will be open until Tuesday, September 15th at 11:59 p.m. Good Luck!

The Fine Print: The CATCHING FIRE book promotion is open to participants with a United States mailing address only. Entrants under age 13 must have parent or guardian permission to enter. The Catching Fire book promotion runs from September 1 to September 15, 2009.

169 comments:

lag123 said...

Team Peeta

lag110@mchsi.com

Virginia said...

Team Peeta

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Pam T said...

Team Peeta, girl friend. Will tweet on this shortly.

kathy said...

My boys definitely said they would go for Team Peeta. Love to win to share this with them.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've heard the place to be is on Team Peeta!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Marjorie said...

I am a subscriber and would like to win this giveaway.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Rylie said...

Team Peeta

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

Neas Nuttiness said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
Team Peeta

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Megan said...

Definitely Team Peeta.

Pehanick@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Team Peeta

Nely said...

Teem Peeta - woot

Nely
nelaine[dot]sanchez@gmail.com

Selestial said...

Team Peeta

selestialaurora@hotmail.com

Alipet813 said...

Haven't read Hunger Games yet to decide my team. Ordered it last night. Looks like the place to be is Team Peeta...makes me want to say Team Gale. LOL

alipet813(at)yahoo(dot)com

K. MacFarlane said...

Team Peeta!

I'd love to win this book AND the shirt! Thank you!

Eli said...

I'm team Peeta! Fantastic contest! I also linked this on my sidebar.

taintedpoet@gmail.com

Bridget said...

Hi! Just posted about this awesome contest on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

Courtney said...

Team Peeta! I've linked it on my blog.

cholmes15@yahoo.com

Cynthia said...

Peeta all the way!

cindysku07@aol.vom

Tiff said...

Team Pita Bread! Or, I mean Peeta :)

tiffemerick@gmail.com

Anna said...

No need to enter me, but I'll tell you, I can't decide between Gale and Peeta right now. I'm about halfway through the book and am really enjoying it.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

susan259 said...

I refuse to take sides! ;)

Madeline said...

Poor Gale...Have to be Team Peeta!

Thanks so much - happyhinsons@bellsouth.net

wheresmyrain said...

teem peeta

wheresmyrain@yahoo.com

jpetroroy said...

I'm Team Peeta
JenP
jpetroroy@gmail.com

I also tweeted @jpetroroy at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/3689947730

Tara said...

Yes please, I loved Hunger Games.
taralsfritzler@gmail.com

Posted to twitter: @TaraLSF

Meg Anastasi said...

Peeettaaa!

And duly tweeted :->

meg.anastasi@gmail.com

drey said...

Since I haven't read this series yet, I don't know (Gale or Peeta). So I flipped a coin. Peeta it is. *grin*

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/dreys_tweets/status/3690451263

dreyshouse at gmail dot com

melissa @ 1lbr said...

So dying for my copy to arrive! But, I haven't chosen a team yet, but soon!

librariansbook(at)gmail(dot)com

Whitney said...

Hands down...Team Peeta!

NotNessie said...

TEAM PEETA! I even have a banner.

gypsyrover21@yahoo(dot)ca

carolsnotebook said...

Please enter me. I haven't read Hunger Games, but will shortly. All I've heard is great. I have no idea what team, but Team Peeta seems to be the favorite.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Karlie said...

Team Peeta. Thanks for the giveaway!

Pam said...

I'm Team Gale all the way!!! I adore Peeta but just not enough to put my name on his list. I am NOT reading you r review because I don't have time...bought CF this morning and am about 75 pages into it. :O) I'm going to read everyone's reviews after I finish. Happy Release day!

iwriteinbooks at gmail dot com

trishalynn0708 said...

I am team Gale!!

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

trishalynn0708 said...

I blogged about it:

http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-of-day.html

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

TEAM PEETA.

great giveaway.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

bermudaonion said...

From what I've seen most people agree with you and not EW. When Carl finished this one, he said, "Where's the next one?" He wanted to start it immediately. I'm not going to enter, since I already have the book, even though I really want one of those t-shirts!

Natasha M. Heck said...

Wow! What a great contest! I say Team Peeta.

nheck@natashamheck.com

Sarah said...

Team Peeta. For sure.

taylorse30(at)gmail(dot)com

sharonluvscats said...

Team gale ftw!

sharonluvscats(at)gmail(dot)com

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I haven't read either book yet, so I don't know which team! Seems pretty obvious that Team Peeta is the better team (or at least the more popular!). I'd love to read both books!

Carol said...

Team Peeta!

Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Holly said...

I think I'm Team Peeta...the whole bread thing from the first book really got me. :-)

isaacson.holly[at]gmail.dot com

kalynnick said...

Team Peeta

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

Casey said...

Team Peeta!

Awesome contest and I will tweet this shortly and add to my blog's sidebar.

Casey
paranormalfanatic[AT]gmail.com

ANovelMenagerie said...

Team Peeta.

OH.. how I wish to win!

Sheri
A Novel Menagerie

beth said...

Team Peeta...for now! :)

bethrevis @ gmail.com

Irish said...

Team Peeta!

irisheyz_5(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

LOL Team Peeta definitely :)

Alison (Alison's Book Marks) said...

I linked to your great giveaway from the review on my blog this morning!

While I'm here...Team Gale. LOL

APSKap (at) comcast (dot) net

Reader said...

I don't need a t-shirt, but I'm with you Alison: Team Gale!

Michelle said...

Please, oh please enter me for this one!! I am Team Gale all the way!

thanks!

mmillet at gmail dot com

Park Avenue Princess said...

I say for Katniss and the "greater good" she should be TEAM GALE! But, for ME...I'm Taking PEETA! C'mon baked goods and romance? What's not to love!! :) WIN/WIN Situation!!

xoxo Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)
IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com

Julie said...

I could not take a side!

Thank you for the great contest!

Cheers,
julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

Park Avenue Princess said...

Sorry I didn't add this to my last post but...

Tweet!!

http://twitter.com/APrkAvePrincess/status/3697888054
xoxo Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com

~Mary said...

TEAM PEETA FOREVER!!!!

Mary
marydebastos@yahoo.com

holdenj said...

Team Gale!

Thanks!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

nermalasu said...

thanks for the contest! totally Team Peeta!!!

nermalasu(@)gmail(dot)com

purplg8r said...

Ummm...I haven't read Hunger Games, so I don't have a team yet!

Andrea
belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jamie said...

Team Peeta, of course.

Jessica Pages said...

I have to agree with almost everyone team peeta!
jessicapages@gmail.com

Andrea said...

My son said he is Team Gale all the way!

Kate said...

I am Team Peeta all the way!

Blogged about it:

neverendingshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/contests.html

neverendingshelf@gmail.com

Shanyn said...

Peeta!

shanynlee at gmail.com

kimmyl said...

I'm for Team Peeta. I tweeted about your contest: http://twitter.com/kimyl

kimmyl said...

forgot email
tobfree35@sbcglobal.net

bridget3420 said...

I'm team Gale.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3701862744

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm Team Peeta.


bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

Team Peeta
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jenn M. said...

I have to go with Team Peeta even though it's a tough choice for me!

I love that so many people are hosting this contest! How lucky you are!

jennifermorrill(at)att(dot)net

donnas said...

I am not 100% sure since I start The Hunger Games until Catching Fire was released. But from what I know already I am going to day probably Team Peeta.

Posted here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2009/09/catching-fire.html

bacchus76 at myself dot com

bridget3420 said...

Blogged

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/09/92-book-giveaway-list.html

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Amber said...

Team Peeta all the way!

ambersapp81@hotmail.com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Team Peeta

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

I'll add to my contest sidebar.

Thanks!

elnice said...

Team Peeta
zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

Wendy said...

I'm Team Peeta!

w91liu@gmail.com

S. Krishna said...

No need to enter me, but I can't wait to read this one! Great review! (and I'm Team Peeta, in the interest of full disclosure)

ossmcalc said...

Oh, I am definitely Team Peeta. Please enter me into this great giveaway.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3711942305

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Leslie said...

Team Gale! Great giveaway. :)

lgladnick(at)cox(dot)net

Jasmyn said...

Team Peeta!!! I would love to win this book. The first was amazing.

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

Spooky said...

Team Gale!!

Jamie said...

I forgot to include my email address! I am solidly in the Team Peeta Corner and my email address is

jldurant (at) gmail (dot) com

gaby317 said...

Team Peeta!!

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

gaby317 said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/startingfreshny

Peeta

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

Dahlia said...

I'm going to have to say Team Peeta, Gale just wasn't there long enough for me to get to know his character enough to take his side.

eclecticdahlia at aol dot com

Emily said...

Team Both! I want the girl on fire to be with the boy with the bread but i want Gale happy too.

emilygail408@yahoo.com

Alyce said...

Team Peeta.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Casey said...

Team Gale!

paranormalfanatic[AT]gmail.com

Nonie said...

Team Peeta of course!

Nonie :)

Noniekiran@gmail.com

Jena said...

I don't feel I can make a decision about which team I'm on because we don't know Gale well enough yet--which is why I'm displaying Team Katniss on my blog.

muse2323 at gmail dot com

Jena said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/muse2323/statuses/3738404025

budletsmom said...

I haven't read the first book yet but I guess I better - so I can pick a side. I would love to win this book.


budletsmom at yahoo dot com

Wrighty said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! Do I really have to pick one? :) Tough choice but I guess team Peeta!

5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

Lauren said...

Team Peeta.

laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

heatherzilla said...

Team Peeta!
heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Dawn M. said...

I haven't decided which team I'm on yet. I like both Peeta & Gale. Maybe I'll choose by the end of Catching Fire....

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

I haven't read Hunger Games yet, but it is on my shelf waiting for me.I see Team Peeta mentioned in relation to a rebellion, so I'm going to say Peeta!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/3748447158

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

bermudaonion said...

Carl saw this contest and wants one of those t-shirts, so I'm entering for him. I asked him which team and he said, "Team Peeta, of course." milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Team Peeta.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Honey Mommy said...

That's a tough one. I think I will go for Team Peeta, especially after all they've been through!

I want to read this book SO badly!

honey2mommy (at)gmail(dot)com

amweeks said...

I've never even heard of these books before, altho they certainly sound interesting & are now on my "must read" list. So I have no idea which Team I'm on!

amweeks said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/3771703618

kalea_kane said...

My son said, "Mom...you have GOT to enter." I said "Well duh!" So to answer...totally Team Peeta. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I tweeted as well!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Zombie Girrrl said...

I'm gonna have to say Team Gale. Peeta was nice and all, but Gale was her best friend and she was more herself around him. Plus I dig the whole tall, dark, and brooding thing. :}

I linked you on my sidebar

zombiegirrrl21 at aol dot com

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

and this is where I admit that I haven't read HUNGER GAMES, but my daughter has been talking about it ... guess I'll say "team Peeta", since that looks like it's the way you're going!

dawn [at] sheistoofondofbooks [dot] com

kalea_kane said...

I blogged about your giveaway:

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/09/lucky-13-giveaways.html

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

ally said...

Team Gale

ally_hostetter@sbcglobal.net

Mark said...

Definitely Team Gale!
Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/keklar/statuses/3793092176
wolph37(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carrie K. said...

I am definitely Team Peeta, but I've only read the first book so far.

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/09/04/bookish-links-for-saturday-september-5-2009/

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Sheryll said...

Team Peeta!

sherigami@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

Team Peeta I also tweeted about this contest.

https://twitter.com/Jamie_Birdwell
jbbird at duo-county dot com

ellieiscol130 said...

Team Peeta.

ellieiscol_8801@yahoo.com

Joyce Lansky said...

Team Gale.

jlansky@comcast.net
Tweet: joycelansky

Marie said...

Team Peeta :-)

marielay@gmail.com

vandelia said...

Team Peeta...but i want Gale to be happy too.

Angiegirl said...

Thank you for hosting this. Please enter me! Go Team Gale!

angiegirl (at) gmail (dot) com

fitz12383 said...

Teem Peeta :)

Amanda
fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

fitz12383 said...

I also Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/fitz12383/status/3818244661

Amanda
fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debs Desk said...

Team Peeta - Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Holland Petalpockets said...

Team Peeta.

antiblurb at aol dot com

Sue said...

Team Peeta! Thanks for sharing this.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

shal said...

I'm half and half. i need to learn a little know about Gale before I dedicate my post to him. As of now I'm leaning towards Peeta (50% - 40%).

smarty91@gmail.com

shal said...

I also tweeted

Smarty91@gmail.com

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Team Peeta :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Blogged
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Tweeted
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Sara said...

Team Peeta

Sara M
silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

Jocelyn said...

Team Peeta!!
I posted to Twitter too.
Twitter: VeroJocelyn
E-mail: VeroJocelyn@hotmail.com

carolsnotebook said...

Just wanted to let you know I included this in a blog post.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/giveaways-in-blogland-16/

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Ink Mage said...

Hmmm, I can't quite decide! I think Peeta has lots of admirable qualities, but Gale is like Katniss's true love, so I'd have to say Team Gale.

MagicOfInk(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'm not sure who....I feel bad for Gale but Peeta seems real.

I can't pass up on this awesome swag!

bookreviewsbyjessATgmailDOTcom

dy12255 said...

Team Gale! Can't wait to read Catching Fire!

dy12255(at)yahoo(dot)com

Orchid said...

Team Gale.

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Rue said...

Seems like all the cool kids are on Team Peeta. Who am I to go against the popular crowd...oh wait, that's part of what I do.
Go Team Gale!
Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Megala872 said...

Team Peeta

Megan
Megala872@aol.com

Alysa said...

Team Peeta! (even though his name makes me think of pita bread...)

everead(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

I was firmly on Team Peeta at the end of The Hunger Games. I still am, but Catching Fire made me waver over to Team Gale for a moment.

jnaomicline at yahoo

Ashley said...

I cant wait to read catching fire. I am 100 percent team peeeta. Girls rock!!!

Ashley R
arudd908@gmail.com

Sarah Z said...

I haven't read her books so I don't know which team I would be on - love finding new series to read though!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Debbie F said...

Team Peeta!

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Thanks!

Mash1195 said...

Would love to win this one. The reviews on most blogs are saying that this is the book to read. Will put the series on my TBR list

chichaihana said...

I'd love the chance to win this, I've heard some amazing reviews so far and the series has been added to me TBR list, lol.

chichai_hana(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tammy Duncan said...

I am dying to read these books! They sound fantastic! Please enter me in the giveaway. It looks like Team Peeta is the favorite.
Tammy.Duncan@sbcglobal.net

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

Team Gale!!!!!

Thanks for this chance to win & good luck to everyone!!!

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Woots! TEAM GALE!!! =D

+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/readingthisbook/status/3911019001

kate.readthisbook [at] gmail [dot] com

Jessy said...

Team Gale!

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Definitely team Peeta!
libraryangel@disneyangel.com

booksrmysoul said...

Blair W Lewis
blairwlewis@gmail.com

I am on team Peeta

I Tweeted http://twitter.com/booksrmysoul/status/3926795985

Dixie said...

Team Peeta.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

christine said...

Team Peeta

Please enter me!!!

christinezeg@gmail.com

I tweeted the contest
http://twitter.com/booktumbling/status/3938070787

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-09-13-09.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Katie said...

Ohh mannnn!!!
Team Peeta
http://twitter.com/Katie_Clay
it's been blogged... :D

Katie said...

Sorry, forgot my email :)
immortalpirate1221@gmail.com

ali said...

TEAM PEETA ALL THE WAY!!
mockingjays@gmail.com

Laura Hartness said...

Definitely Team Peeta. He's cared for her from afar for so long and has risked his life more than once for her.

Also going to tweet about the contest.

Thanks!

LauraHartness@gmail.com

Happy to Be in Oregon said...

Team Peeta!

http://twitter.com/OregonKimm/status/3999727542


oregonkimm(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the contest!

Brookers said...

Team Peeta of course!

brookebahnsen AT gmail DOT com

Sarah O said...

I'm soooooooooo team Peeta!

sbokner@hdpl.org

Anonymous said...

at the ned of the hunger games i was lked "what?????"
would love to win this
dianam167@sbcglobal.net
go teem peeta

Iroquois Girl said...

Team Gale!

tweeted about contest
http://twitter.com/BellaFranco

~Bella
iroquois.girl@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

I can't choose.. oh blarge.... ummm Peeta.. but I just have a feeling he has no chance..

bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

bookbutterflyangel said...

I actually haven't read this series yet, but judging by what everyone's saying, it seems that Team Peeta is the way to go, haha! :D

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virginiebarbeau said...

Team Peeta!

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Fruity-Skittles said...

Team Gale :D

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Bill Roscum said...

This series is appealing because it's an excellent story that takes readers to another level of reading above stories appealing to younger readers. Another equally compelling read is the "Resurrection of Magic" series by Kathleen Duey. Not as fast paced, but equally compelling.