The second book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.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.
Suzanne Collins follows her bestselling dystopian novel, The Hunger Games, with a sequel that's certain to cement fans' commitment to the trilogy.Catching FireSuzanne Collins. Scholastic Press, (400p) Fresh from their improbable victory in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta get to enjoy the spoils only briefly before they must partake in a Capitol-sponsored victory tour. But trouble is brewing President Snow tells Katniss directly he won't stand for being outsmarted, and she overhears rumbles of uprisings in Panem's districts. Before long it's time for the next round of games, and because it's the 75th anniversary of the competition, something out of the ordinary is in order. If this second installment spends too much time recapping events from book one, it doesn't disappoint when it segues into the pulse-pounding action readers have come to expect. Characters from the previous volume reappear to good effect: Katniss's stylist, Cinna, proves he's about more than fashion; Haymitch becomes more dimensional. But the star remains Katniss, whose bravery, honesty and wry cynicism carry the narrative. (About her staff of beauticians she quips: "They never get up before noon unless there's some sort of national emergency, like my leg hair.") Collins has also created an exquisitely tense romantic triangle for her heroine. Forget Edward and Jacob: by book's end (and it's a cliffhanger), readers will be picking sides Peeta or Gale? Ages 12 up.
This is an amazing series of books. And if you like the books you should watch the movies, they are also amazing. And very rarely do you get a great movie and an amazing book.
I loved it!
Awesome twists and turns
It was my favourite
By the way, this review is from an 11 year old, but that doesn’t mean you don’t listen to me, okay?
So first let’s focus on the main...stuff.
And by the way, spoiler alert!
So the beginning parts were my favourite, very good, and I can’t get over the fact that Katniss kissed Gale. And I feel sorta bad for Peeta. But when they announced the Quarter Quell, I ran into my mom’s room and screamed, “MOM, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, KATNISS IS GOING BACK INTO THE HUNGER GAMEEEEEEESSSSSS!” (My mom just said okay and went back to folding clothes) And I like every moment between Katniss and Gale. And now let’s focus on another character.
So if you don’t know, Darius was a Peacekeeper who was in his twenties, and he often teased Katniss. When Gale got whipped by Thread (the new head Peacekeeper), after 20 lashes or so Darius told him to stop, and that it was enough. But Thread hit him on the head and he passed out.
All I need to say for the next part is:
Yes, he became an Avox. And if you finished Mockingjay, he died... ;(
And now, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire did include a nice treat :]
So warm milk, honey, and spices. It’s really good. Just substitute the honey and spices with caramel and you have the best treat ever!
So basically, it was awesome (the book, not the milk).