Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

By Suzanne Collins

766 ratings 761 reviews 1170 followers
Book 2 of 3 in the  The Hunger Games Series
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Grades 6 - 8 Grades 10 - 9 Z 5.3 101564
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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this a great book

Rarael Rarael

This book amazing

Suzzane Collins does an amazing job getting inside katniss’s head in this book. Katniss struggles with her traumatic past, and her confusion with peta, her hatred of snow, and mixed-up feelings are very entertaining to watch play out, even with most of the book inside her own head!

I am about one fifth the way through this fantastic novel. As far as i can tell, i eould probably only read for ages 11+

this was by far my favorite hunger games book. it's perfect, and we really get to see the characters develop. its not fair that president snow is so evil and reaped the tributes from the previous years' victors. i fell in love with finnick,(esp considering annie and his love for mags) but the ending absolutely broke my heart.

This is an amazing book! You should definitely read all of them. Two have won the games. To the Capitol, it was an act of love. To the districts, it was an act of rebellion. To Katniss, it was confusing--was it love? rebellion? To Peeta it was the luck of love. As the Star-Crossed Lovers from District 12 go on their Victory Tour, it ends up being a disaster. As they return home, Gale and Katniss break their relationship with occasional mentions of Peeta. As they return home, a new Peacekeeper has come and changes 12 forever. And all Katniss can think about is the coming of the Hunger Games. How it will be a Quarter Quell (the recipe for horror). And how she and Peeta will be Mentors. And the relationship between them compared to Gale. And confusion. That would be a word to explain it all. But as they continue on in life, they find out all Peeta and Katniss have been doing was adding to the flame of rebellion But as they here what the 75th Hunger Games will be like, they find out that for this Quarter Quell, "as a reminder to the victors that even the strongest can not overcome the capitol, this year we will be pulling our Tributes from the existing pool of Victors." KATNISS IS GOING BACK INTO THE ARENA! (also we all know who's going to be the boy tribute...) It seems so perfect! For all the rebellion that is going on! A lot of things happen. Deaths of those we (as in the readers) love! Choosing Allies for the games! (The strategy for this game is to be like Career tributes.) An act of rebellion happens multiple times throughout the events before the Games, and it's clearly getting out of control. As they fight again for survival, Katniss's plan this time is to keep Peeta alive. But for this game... will anyone even survive? We all know the Capitol (President Snow especially!) want revenge. So maybe this game wasn't even supposed to have a champion of champions! Or maybe something else will happen... who knows? You read Catching Fire right now. Because along with the name, the rebellion is catching fire and adding to the flame!

Jessie Jessie

Omg these books are amazing i am obssed with all these book i know evry thing about them rip rue and cinna

She won the hunger games, even brought Peeta with her, she thinks her troubles are over but truly the wars just started. Amazing book just as good as the first one!

This book was the second book after The Hunger Games. It is a little shocking and frustrating but I guess that's what keeps you reading.

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