I found the first book of the Hunger Games series to be a little predictable compared to this book. I was not expecting the series to take such a dark turn. I also wasn’t exactly certain how I felt about Katniss, the protagonist, either. However, with the continuation of the series, I think Katniss is a little more sensitive in this one and there were actually times where she convinced me she really was capable of being in love with Peeta, her fellow tribute. It has a little bit more romance between Katniss and Peeta and Katniss and Gale. There is a more in-depth look at how Katniss feels about her love for both guys and how she handles it. Lovely teen love. It does make the book more exciting seeing the internal battles Katniss goes through and how she has grown up since the last book. Overall, not too bad.