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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0439023491
ISBN-13: 9780439023498
766 Book Reviews
  • ellie_09
    ellie_09about 2 months44 stars
    Really good book. Probably for slightly older reader (13+) but I loved it!
    • pippin_5
      pippin_54 months55 stars
      It all started my a handful of berries. Ever since Katniss won the 75th Hunger Games, the trauma has been haunting her. To make matter worse, rebellions have started to kick out and more peacekeepers have been coming to District 12 nonstop. Katniss’s family and all who she loves is now in danger, and she and Peeta are once again forced to be “the-star-crossed-lovers-from-District 12”, but not everyone is convinced, especially Snow. Then, with more odds against Katniss’s survival, the Quarter Quell happens. But this is not the a usual Quarter Quell, Snow is determined to kill Katniss off with the bowl of former victors out for her too (Or so she thinks)! Katniss is forced to question whether her choice of actions were for the cause of whole hearted love? Or the fiery thirst of rebellion that feasts inside her. Will Katniss survive once again? Or surrender herself for Peeta? In this heart racing, action packed sequel to the first Hunger Games book, Katniss must find out the true meaning of being ‘The Mockingjay’. And the fate of the districts relies on it.
      • mem19
        mem195 months
        This book is a great read! It has a lot of action and might be a bit scary for younger kids but it is very enjoyable!!
        • bsc
          bsc5 months55 stars
          Ever since Katniss won and rebelled against The Hunger Games, mayhem has been breaking out. Rebellions have started forming and the tension is tighter than ever. The Capitol is struggling to keep control, all because Katniss and a handful of berries. So when President Snow comes for a special visit to Katniss's house, Katniss is now having to play a role to stable the Capitol and protect someone very special. Katniss is now supposed to be happy. She and Peeta can live happily together. Both of their family's finally have enough food. But there's enemies higher and greater than them that when one Hunger Games winner reunion could tear apart the people they love. Catching Fire is no exception to The Hunger Games- showing bravery, sorrow, and once again: The Girl Who Was On Fire. Happy Reading!
          • tisnamie
            tisnamie5 months55 stars
            my friend ash678 told me about it so i am reading it!
            • mockingjay11
              mockingjay116 months55 stars
              This book is a great sequel to the first installment of Hunger Games. the story just keeps getting more intense and interesting as the story evolves. the characters are better and funnier. All in all, clear your day plans before reading this. Please read!
              • alelav2021
                alelav20218 months55 stars
                Imagine being picked to be put into a man made wilderness where everything can happen. Your main goal is to kill all the other people chosen. Then imagine being chosen again. Katniss Everdeen the main character of the book “Catching fire” The sequel to “The Hunger Games” written by Suzanne Collins had to go through that. It takes place in dystopian US where they are ruled by the capitol who takes all their resources leaving them to starve. When she is picked the second time she is picked with people from past games, who along with having more experience, they also have bonds. The other people are friends, but Katniss starts making friends with them. I would recommend this book to anyone who is fine with a little gore. But just as a warning please do not read this book if you are in 6 grade or below.
                • kittiesmama
                  kittiesmama9 months55 stars
                  This book is awesome it really is an adventure this is what happened katniss and gale hunt but they had to go to the hunger games with someone she knows but has never talked to and feels like she owes him it is.... Peeta . Enjoy!
                  • unipug2
                    unipug29 months
                    I have already read the first book so I am gonna try this. The first book was really good. I took an AR test on it. It was awesome.
                    • chloele
                      chloele10 months55 stars
                      great book!