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Catching fire
Suzanne Collins
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Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
Catching Fire picks up right where Hunger Games left off. Victors from the 74th Hunger games Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are on the victory tour to all the districts. Prior to the tour Katniss is visited by President Snow, who explains that he is angry with her for breaking the rules at the end of the last Hunger Games. Snow informs Katniss that when she defied the Capitol, she inspired rebellion in the districts. He tells her that she must convince the entire country of Panem that what she did was not an act of defiance, but that she was too in love with Peeta that she wasn't thinking straight. They then learn that for the next Hunger Games, the Quarter Quell, former champions are to be the competitors once again. Katniss and Peeta are going back into the arena. Catching Fire is everything The Hunger Games was and more. More of the story takes place outside the arena than within, and though there is plenty of action-packed combat, there is more on the power and politics of the Capital and the topics of sacrifice, morality and oppression. A 5 out of 5 stars.
posted Aug 20, 2013 at 9:56AM
Smudgelover said:
This book is much better than the first, I think, because the reader knows somewhat to expect when the plot takes a twist. I hope you all read this book! :)
posted Jan 24, 2013 at 4:54PM
Maria said:
It is a great book.
posted Dec 24, 2012 at 5:49PM
Maria said:
It is a great book.
posted Dec 24, 2012 at 5:49PM
jav1204 said:
This continues the thriller the Hunger Games, and adds more drama and thrills to the original book.
posted Nov 7, 2012 at 10:13AM
Avatar for booklover<3 booklover said:
This book is nearly as good as the first in this series. Catching Fire is amazing :)
posted Aug 11, 2012 at 11:43AM
Avatar for Planxty Planxty said:
It seems a number of earlier comments are confusing this book and the 2012 movie with the first book in this series, The Hunger Games. While this book reiterates elements of the first book, it takes a few radical departures as well as building on elements outside the Hunger Games themselves. There is an underlying tone of melancholy in this series, but that adds to the plausibility of the story. The people do live in an oppressive society and are forced to do things very against their nature. Still, they find ways to game the leadership and rules from within the very games in which they are forced to participate. While the age of the protagonist targets this book at the teen demographic, it is very much a young adult or older series.
posted Jun 22, 2012 at 10:33AM
jazzy2 said:
This book was pretty good but not the best of the trilogy. The plot was amazing and I had no idea what was going to happen next. Cant wait for the movie!
posted Jan 1, 2012 at 5:19PM
Mia714 said:
My favorite book of the series
posted Jun 4, 2011 at 8:42PM
Avatar for Mistydawn Mistydawn said:
People misjudge Finnick... without Finnick there wouldn’t be a Peeta or a Katniss in Mockingjay... Does anyone agree with me?
posted May 9, 2011 at 12:28PM
ultimatereader04 said:
i thought that this one out of all three wasnt my favorite,but it got better at the end, and Collins still manged to keep me reading!!!
posted May 9, 2011 at 7:01AM
karnivore said:
SO AMAZING! I could hardly wait for the third book!
posted Apr 19, 2011 at 9:32PM
booklover455 said:
This is the second book in the Hunger Games series. This is no exception to the first book! Fantastic!
posted Feb 24, 2011 at 3:48PM
Critic Girl said:
I was suprised is Katniss really pregnant? I didn’t get that. but the rest was great!
posted Jul 27, 2010 at 7:29PM
Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
Katniss Everdeen must survive another Games but the stakes are even bigger than her own life as a rebellion may be brewing in the Districts. Plenty of twists and turns in this story keep you guessing and loving every minute. Oh Team Gale for sure but Peeta is destined for greatness.
posted Apr 19, 2010 at 5:09PM
Avatar for twilightluvr twilightluvr said:
can you guys hurry up and read the dang book, being 241 of 245 isn’t very exiting! haha :D
posted Jan 30, 2010 at 8:49PM
Avatar for doglover101 doglover101 said:
I love it!! I can’t wait for the third one to come out. At the end of every chapter, it leaves you at a cliff-hanger. I LOVE IT!!!! Very suprising.
posted Jan 18, 2010 at 11:25AM
Amanda123 said:
This book is amazing! You don’t want to put it down! Totally recommend this book to anyone, well, right after they have finished reading The Hunger Games. But the only bummer is that the third and final book doesn’t come out until September 2010.
posted Nov 30, 2009 at 4:37PM
cocopuff said:
i love this book it gets ssooo intense every single page X)
posted Nov 22, 2009 at 10:00AM
Avatar for harrypotterfreak harrypotterfreak said:
gale has a much bigger part thank you collins it’s a really suprising ending love gale and peeta prim is amazing!!!!
posted Nov 3, 2009 at 5:00PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Against all odds, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen won the Hunger Games, the forced battle-to-the-death between twenty-four children from the twelve districts of Panem (the nation formerly known as the United States of America). The Capital holds the Hunger Games every year to remind its citizens of a long-ago failed rebellion, and to make sure the people know exactly who is in charge of not only their lives, but their children's lives as well. Katniss wants nothing more than to get back to ordinary life, living with her mother and sister and hunting with her stoic friend Gale, but Katniss' win was too unconventional to go unnoticed. To save herself and Peeta, the boy from her district who was also chosen to compete, Katniss pretended to fall in love with Peeta, and that lie broke all the rules. Now Katniss has the attention of the Capital officials and the long-suffering people, and both sides are waiting to see what Katniss will do next. Will she toe the Capital line to ensure the safety of her friends and family, or will she use her rebellion in the Games to spark something bigger? Katniss herself has no idea, but a heart-wrenching tour of the outlying districts and a horrific surprise from the Capital will make up her mind if nothing else does. Katniss will have to decide what the consequences of her win will be, and whether or not those consequences can change things for the better or the worse. Catching Fire is the second book in author Suzanne Collin's new trilogy. The first book, 2008's The Hunger Games, focused on Katniss' desperate and action-packed fight for survival. Catching Fire picks up where The Hunger Games left off and opens the story up from the stadium of the Games to the ins and outs of the world outside, with a detailed and suspense-filled focus on the politics of this under-the-thumb dystopian world, and with tougher choices for our intrepid young heroine. Catching Fire is just as thrilling and gripping as the Hunger Games and with even more to think about, and we can only wait with breaths held for the third book to find out how Katniss' superbly told fight turns out this time.
posted Oct 8, 2009 at 3:47PM
Avatar for Ash Ash said:
I absolutely love this sequel to The Hunger Games. Like the first book, Catching Fire is gritty, unexpected, and wonderful. I cannot wait for the third installment! Gale or Peeta?!! Tough one...I know I’m torn.
posted Sep 8, 2009 at 9:30AM
Avatar for Emily Lloyd Emily Lloyd said:
You’ve heard the buzz, and it’s true: this is even better than The Hunger Games. Collins comes up with some twists that had my mouth literally hanging open. If you expect sequels to disappoint, Catching Fire is out to rock your expectations. Oh--and Team Peeta, big time.
posted Sep 2, 2009 at 2:37PM
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main characters Katniss Everdeen
Age: 16
Lives with her sister and mother in District 12; participated and survived the televised Hunger Games with Peeta as her partner; returns home to become the center of attention; partakes in a Victory Tour; torn between her love for Peeta and her love for Gale; forced to compete in the Games again.

Peeta Mellark
Son of District 12's baker; participated and survived the televised Hunger games with Peeta; partakes in a Victory Tour; in love with Katniss; forced to compete in the Games again.

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