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Catching Fire

62 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
I had serious problems with the first book in this series, "Hunger Games". I thought it was a trite rip-off of "Battle Royale", complete with an asinine, unworkable premise and a veritable checklist of sci-fi, distopian future cliches. My opinion of it remains unchanged.    Thankfully "Catching Fire" is somewhat better, but only somewhat.    The story picks up with the end of the first book, showing Katniss (what a stupid name), and her friend, Peeta (what …
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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