It is always hard to follow up an outstanding book with an equally outstanding book. However, Suzanne Collins has knocked it out of the park again with an outstanding follow up to The Hunger Games.She continues to enrich the story by moving forward, instead of floundering and bogging the characters down with trite, silly storylines. My only issue with the second book is that some of the story seemed easy to predict, and sometimes, I wanted to shake Katniss out of frustration from her short-sightedness. However, Katniss has enough positive qualities to make me overlook her blindness.Wonderful book, wonderful story. I am sad that the last book is the final chapter in a great series.