"Catching Fire" was every bit as well written and interesting as THG. Suzanne Collins really has a way with words that draws you in, and doesn't let you go again until the last page is turned. The games are so atrocious, the deaths so futile that one can't help but be effected - I couldn't anyway.My biggest problem with it was the sense of repetition in it. I often found myself thinking, "Well, yes. This is all very exciting... but didn't the same thing happen in THG?" It made it seem like Suzanne Collins was running out of ideas, which other details made it obvious wasn't the case.Reread in 2013: My opinion is still pretty much the same. Not nearly as good as THG, but still definitely a page-turner. The perfect read for Dewey's Read-a-Thon.