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Catching Fire

Collins, Suzanne (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Catching Fire
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By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Authors: Collins, Suzanne
Statement of Responsibility: Suzanne Collins
Title: Catching fire
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 391 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary: By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Subject Headings: Insurgency Fiction Television programs Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction Contests Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Insurgency
Television programs
Interpersonal relations
Contests
LCCN: 2008050493
ISBN: 9780439023498
0439023491
9780545310598
Branch Call Number: FIC C
Research Call Number: JFD 10-935
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After Katniss beat the odds and survived the Hunger Games, she thought that her life was going to change for the better. But now she is in more danger than ever before.


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Jul 27, 2014
  • mlpernell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Out of all three of the hunger games trilogy, Catching fire is my favorite. In this installment Katniss is at her best to me. She sees the hand she's been dealt, she falls apart but picks herself back up in defiance, and tries with all her might to stick to her beliefs to the very end. For me this book showed the true katniss that everyone loves. After reading this one I was ready for the thrid book.

Jul 20, 2014
  • Nonnibiscuit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so beautifully written. I LOVE Katniss. She is amazing! Go Suzanne Collins!!! :)

Jul 19, 2014
  • JennaLatifiMalo13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very good. Love both this AND the movie.

Jul 16, 2014
  • alicat8888 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was all thought out so well!! Amazing.

Jul 12, 2014
  • sfogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

These books are amazing! Catching Fire was more intense than the first book. I'm surprised the people of the Capitol it'self let President Snow just do whatever he likes, though not for much longer it seems ;-)
What an ending! Cliff hanger much?

Jul 09, 2014
  • wilqser rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The second of the books of the hunger games. Light reading but load of thrills. I have seen the film so reading the book was not a surprise - it was on my reading list. Pretty much kept to form including the scenes at the arena. Would recommend for light reading.

Jul 09, 2014
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i didn't think that this book was as good as the first one, but it was still a good book. there were a lot of times where i didn't want to put the book down because i wanted to find out what happened next.

Jul 09, 2014
  • AravenaJB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this one was good but its starting to crumble ia bit!

Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_bee_311 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a good book. I really enjoyed reading it. It is about Katness and Peeta going back to fight for the Hunger Games.

Jul 09, 2014
  • jamely rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wow! I held my breath the whole time! Loved how Katniss seems like the typical teen who doesn't really have it all figured out yet!

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Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_panda_556 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_panda_556 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 7

Jul 09, 2014
  • alejadrasanchez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

alejadrasanchez thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Apr 15, 2014
  • red_tiger_805 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_tiger_805 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Apr 08, 2014
  • Dreamer1991 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 12, 2014
  • sockeye2013 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The book "Catching Fire" is about katniss and peeta and how their life changes after they get back from the Hunger Games as the new victors .

Jul 09, 2014
  • alejadrasanchez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book "Catching Fire" is about katniss and peeta and how their life changes after they get back from the Hunger Games as the new victors .

Jul 09, 2014
  • ReaderJ13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The aftermath just ended, but the real games just are just beginning with new foes, new strategies and new places.

Jul 07, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss hopes that now that she has returned back home to District 12 everything will return to normal. But she very soon realizes that things will ever be the same ever again. The berries she once thought were her escape have now planted seeds of rebellion in the districts against the Capitol. Peeta feels betrayed, Gale keeps her at a cold distance and Katniss finds herself lost, confused and alone. Their lives are further complicated with the wildcard of the 75th Hunger Games when it is announced that the tributes will be chosen from the existing pool of victors. Katniss consequently goes into the arena; however, this time she has a very different mindset. She vows to protect Peeta’s life and ensure that he wins no matter the cost. But it soon becomes very obvious that the odds most certainly are not in Katniss’ favor.

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowGoldfish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss and Peeta won the annual hunger games and now they must try to survive in another place.

Jan 06, 2013
  • KSED2001 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Katniss Everdeen had survived the Hunger Games along with her "boyfriend" Peeta Mellark! She hopes that once she returns home, her life can get back to normal. But things will never be the same for Katniss ever again. Prim is more adult than tween, Gale holds her at an icy distance, and Peeta pretty much ignores her.
While living in her new home in the Victor's Village, Katniss learns about the "change" in this year's Hunger Games. Instead of having a new boy and girl tribute from each district compete in the Games, a boy and girl victor from each district will be submitted into one big battle to see which victor survives. Katniss enters the Hunger Games devoted to protecting Peeta's life rather than hers, because this time, there will be only one victor. Katniss may have survived the last Hunger Games, but this time, the odds are most definitely not in her favor.

Aug 05, 2012
  • BlueJellybean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss and Peeta have come out of the hunger games alive. katniss must convince all of Panem that she loves Peeta when she goes on the victory tour.
But president Snow annouces the third Quarter Quell a fight to the death between a female and male victor of the hunger games of each district and Katniss know shes going back into the arena, and this time she must save Peeta.

Aug 03, 2012
  • coolnoor rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Katniss and Peeta must once again try to survive in a newly connived arena in the next year's Hunger Games. Love, betrayal, and hurt...amazing book!!

Jul 11, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

the journey continues as katniss everdeen and peeta continue the survival to fight in the arena....

Jul 05, 2012
  • recyclegrl21 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Katniss Everdeen is returning home after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games with her "boyfriend" Peeta Mellark. They visit the other districts on a victory tour, and each make speeches about the fallen tributes. When they finally arrive home, Katniss meets two girls from district 8 planning on going to a bombed district, district 13, where it is said survivors live underground.

On the 75th annual Hunger Games
on the Quarter Quell, tributes who have the Hunger Games in the past are chosen to participate, instead of all new tributes. Katniss is chosen by default and Peeta volunteers for Haymitch when he is chosen. In the beach-like arena, Katniss discovers it is set like a clock.

When the Hunger Games is finally over, she discovers that her home, district 12, has been bombed and destroyed.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • FannyChow4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: outin the woods

Jun 11, 2014
  • indigo_cat_7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Nothing is wrong with this book it is like war!

Mar 25, 2014
  • green_owl_88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood & Gore

Mar 25, 2014
  • green_owl_88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Mild

Mar 25, 2014
  • green_owl_88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Very bloody & gory

Jul 07, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: • Violence and Death are prevalent topics • Sexuality: Mild • Does not contain coarse language

Jun 16, 2013
  • SONIA ESTUDILLO rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: actions

Frightening or Intense Scenes: People getting killed

Coarse Language: They make up there own swear words.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • FannyChow4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love or survival"

Jul 09, 2014
  • AlbanianPrincess24 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"May the odds be forever in your favor"

May 31, 2014
  • violet_cat_1298 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"It was all for the Games," Peeta says. "How you acted."
"Not all of it," I say, tightly holding my flowers.

Mar 25, 2014
  • green_owl_88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"On the 75th anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors."
- President Snow

"Do you have any secrets worth my time?" -Finnick Odair

“I'm going to wake Peeta," I say.
"No, wait," says Finnick. "Let's do it together. Put our faces right in front of his."
Well, there's so little opportunity for fun left in my life, I agree. We position ourselves on either side of Peeta, lean over until our faces are inches frim his nose, and give him a shake. "Peeta. Peeta, wake up," I say in a soft, singsong voice.
His eyelids flutter open and then he jumps like we've stabbed him. "Aa!"
Finnick and I fall back in the sand, laughing our heads off. Every time we try to stop, we look at Peeta's attempt to maintain a disdainful expression and it sets us off again.”

Remember who your enemy is - Haymitch

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowGoldfish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The Girl on Fire"

May 16, 2013
  • Team_One_Direction rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So girl on fire, what secrets do you have for me? -Finnick

Feb 12, 2013
  • hjw29 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

my the 75th hunger game begin

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Catching Fire movie trailer

If you loved the book, you'll love the movie.

Second Quarter Quell

Fan made video (I did not make it) that tells Haymitch's story.

Aug 14, 2009
  • CLand rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Catching Fire Book Trailer

Book Trailer for Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire, Sequel to The Hunger Games (from Expanded Books)

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