Monday, September 26, 2011

A Concrete Poem on Catching Fire

About a week ago, I wrote about finally reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  I liked it way more than I thought, although I questioned whether it is really appropriate for anyone under 13 or 14.   Now I've finished the second book of the trilogy, Catching Fire.  It was very good as well.  I particularly liked some twists in the plot that I hadn't anticipated at all.  However, it is probably even darker than the first one--another reason to wait until your tweens get a little older before before exposing them to the book.  It leaves you on much more of a shocking cliff hanger than does the first book, however, so now I can't wait to finish the third book, Mockingjay.

We've been playing with poetry lately, and the muse hit.  So rather than give you a more traditional review for this book, I've summed it up in the form of a concrete poem (although, technically, it may be more of a space poem, since the words themselves don't really form the pattern).

SPOILER ALERT:  If you haven't read the book, you probably don't want to scroll down to the poem, although you probably can't make any sense of it.  I hope that it does make sense to those of you who have read the book, though.....

Note:  If you are having trouble reading it, you can click on the picture of the poem once to bring it up, and then click again to magnify it.


  1. It all rhymes!!! I am printing it out and putting it up on the bulletin board. Thank you for sharing.

    The third book was almost too dark for me, and my limits lie quite far. I can't wait to discuss the whole series with you.

  2. I'm glad you like the poem. It was fun to figure out.

    I'm almost through the series, and look forward to talking to you about it when I am done. But like you said in your earlier comment, Mockingjay is a seriously dark book.

  3. Yes, I would advise waiting until you are older to read them. But when you are ready, they are great books.