Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

By Suzanne Collins

771 ratings 765 reviews 1174 followers
Book 2 of 3 in the  The Hunger Games Series
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Grades 6 - 8Grades 10 - 9Z5.3101564
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.
Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN-13: 9780439023498
ISBN-10: 0439023491
Published on 9/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 391

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Amazing!! I'm reading Mockingjay, the third book, and so far, it's so good!

This book is really thrilling and has many plots. I really recommend it!

"Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins is a mesmerizing sequel that surpasses all expectations, delivering a heart-pounding narrative that will leave readers clamoring for more. From the moment I opened the book, I was immediately drawn back into the dystopian world of Panem, where the Capitol's tyranny looms large and the stakes are higher than ever. Collins wastes no time in thrusting us back into the action, seamlessly picking up where "The Hunger Games" left off and plunging us headfirst into a thrilling new adventure. What sets "Catching Fire" apart is its masterful blend of suspense, intrigue, and emotion. As Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark embark on their Victory Tour, we are treated to a deeper exploration of the world of Panem, from the opulent splendor of the Capitol to the impoverished districts struggling under its rule. Collins' world-building is rich and immersive, painting a vivid portrait of a society on the brink of rebellion. But it's not just the world-building that shines in "Catching Fire" - it's the characters. Katniss Everdeen continues to be a captivating and complex protagonist, grappling with the aftermath of her actions in the Hunger Games and the growing unrest in the districts. Her resilience in the face of adversity is nothing short of inspiring, and readers will find themselves rooting for her every step of the way. Peeta Mellark, too, undergoes a compelling character arc, wrestling with his feelings for Katniss and his own sense of identity in a world that seeks to manipulate and control him. The dynamic between Katniss and Peeta is electric, and their relationship forms the emotional core of the story, driving the narrative forward with its intensity and depth. And let's not forget the games themselves - the Quarter Quell is a stroke of genius on Collins' part, injecting new life into the series and raising the stakes to dizzying new heights. The arena is a mesmerizing and dangerous playground, filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. In conclusion, "Catching Fire" is a triumph of YA literature, a pulse-pounding sequel that surpasses its predecessor in every way. With its unforgettable characters, gripping plot, and dazzling world-building, it's a book that demands to be read and re-read. Whether you're a fan of dystopian fiction or simply love a good story, "Catching Fire" is not to be missed. Highly recommended.

I think it is a great book. My favorite of the series. I recommend this one. Katniss is relieved to have won and is looking forward to a nice quiet life but Snow is not convinced. Katniss is the face of the start of an uprising and must put the flames out on for her sake and others. The quarter quell is this year, when there is a twist, and this year its the past victors. Katniss is back in the arena and doesn't know who to trust can she do it again against all odds as the one with the least experience. What will Katniss do when faced with difficult choices of survival or friendship, humanity or winning?

Really, Really good book. Really good dystopian like descriptions of the atmosphere and the world around Katniss and Peeta. I am the type of person who likes a lot of gore. I love the Halloween movie series and Friday the 13th and other slasher films. I felt really satisfied with the violence in this book. It sounds bad, and I promise I don't go around hurting any1 and I'm not a serial killer (istg) but it was a good amount of gore. Really good book, would definitely recommend.

Really good book. Probably for slightly older reader (13+) but I loved it!

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.

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!!

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!

my friend ash678 told me about it so i am reading it!

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