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.
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I'm now a reader for fun📚📖😝
This book is just astonishing as well as the rest of the trilogy😄😄😄😊😊People say that the first book will always be way better then the rest but this book was just as great☺️HINT:always read the books before watching movies😉It will make more sense😉I HUNGER FOR MORE!!!!!!!
This book was amazing!! More characters are introduced to the book!! I personally love how they talk about the rebellion and district 13 sometimes!!! You should really read this book if you loved the first book!! I don't recommend reading this if you haven't read the frist book because you've missed a lot and it can get confusing without the prior knowledge of the first book,
I didn't want to be a part of the Hunger Games fandom. But I HAD to read the first Hunger Games in language arts and watch it. Then my friends and I went to see Mockingjay Part 1. So I felt incomplete so I had to read Catching Fire to feel complete. And it was a good book. I recommend reading it.