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Catching Fire

63 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Suzanne Collins

Starred Review. Gr 7 Up--Every year in Panem, the dystopic nation that exists where the U.S. used to be, the Capitol holds a televised tournament in which two teen "tributes" from each of the surrounding districts fight a gruesome battle … see full wiki

Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Children's Books, Teens
Publisher: Scholastic Press
27 reviews about Catching Fire
review by . August 25, 2009
In Suzanne Collins previous novel, The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark win the eponymous game by working together and refusing to kill one another. The districts love their defiance, but the Capitol takes a much dimmer view.    Catching Fire, the second novel in The Hunger Games trilogy, begins where The Hunger Games left off. Katniss and Peeta have inspired uprisings in the districts, which have tired of the Capitol's totalarianism and brutality. Katniss wants …
review by . July 10, 2009
Against staggering odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark of District 12 have somehow won the annual Hunger Games. But the fruits of triumph are bittersweet. Success in the arena means a life without want in the Victor's Village, but extravagant food and a nice place to sleep can only provide so much comfort when an increasing amount of one's life must be faked for the protection of those one loves. That's exactly Katniss's predicament, because she when she held up the poisonous berries in the …
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