Catching Fire, the sequel to the somewhat-loved and somewhat-hated Hunger Games, is getting all kinds of awesome reviews all over the place. People love it because it adheres to the book pretty strictly, which is very true, and I applaud them for that. It can be difficult to stay true to a book (*cough*PrisonerofAzkaban*cough*), especially when it’s one jammed full of so much action.
Following the events of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, the districts are revolting against their Capitol oppressors. They look to Katniss and her act with the berries as an example of defiance, and President Snow personally comes down to District 12 to ask—well, threaten—Katniss to keep everyone in line by setting a different kind of example. So she tries to be the very example of Capitol loyalty, but this blows up in her face as the people of the districts only grow more and more angry at her obvious performance.