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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
Title: Catching fire
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 391 p. ;,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.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
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ISBN: 9780545586177
9780439023498
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Report This Apr 22, 2014
  • kmcinto rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Personally thought the movie was better at getting to the point of major events, but the book adds details which if you're looking for answers providing more details among certain characters like Gale or Peeta, will complete the movie questions.

More great writing from a talented author. More surprising and adventurous pages in this book.

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

Just read this again after reading the whole series. i believe this is my favorite Hunger Games book. Although the 3rd one is a close second. LOVE this book. And the movie.

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  • Lemondrop007 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My elder sister, whom read the entire series of the books, and has been clawing at every movie the instant she sees it. I was asked to read them; that they were "Simply spectacular!" I had my misgivings, so I watched the first movie, skipping the first book, to see if they were another "Twilight Tragedy," But to my surprise, even my father loved it, and was eager for more. I read the second book, in hopes I would be given an opportunity to catch up on the details only books can provide. I can recount to you in flesh and blood, that the second book left me reeling at every chapter (A hard feat in itself. I hardly am surprised with plot changes, having such an extensive knowledge of their origin). I was forced to take breaks frequently, to let my emotions catch up with my mind, after each new revelation. I have never in all my existence, had a second book in a saga, trilogy, series, episode or alike, that expounded upon the first, and blew it completely out of the ballpark. I highly recommend that you devote 2-3 days to the entire trilogy, as I did, and enjoy. Suzanne Collins does not disappoint, and I plan to find other books of her brilliance, and enjoy the full experience.

I loved the first book, I loved the second, I loved the third. Just read the whole trilogy; I read it in 3 days!! Catching Fire leaves you at an unbearable cliff hanger! If you want to watch the movie, the second movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is so much better. READ IT.

Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • katie56 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book looks so good have been wanting to read it, but when I went to my library they didn't have it, but now they do....

Report This Feb 10, 2014
  • emigato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best book EVER!!!!!

Report This Jan 15, 2014
  • JackieFC13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a wonderful addition to the series! The books picks up quickly and there is never a dull moment, I was biting my nails the entire book. I can't wait to start the next one, I have to know what happens!

This is the second of three books in the Hunger Games is thrilling and captivating. A great read!!

Since District 12 won the annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Millark have secured a life of plenty and safety for themselves and their families.However ; since they won by defying the rules, they become the face of rebellion.

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  • red_tiger_805 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • hayleylmoody rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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!!

Report This 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....

Report This 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.

Report This Jun 26, 2012
  • 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 .

Report This Jun 19, 2012
  • lyskia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark believe they are finally safe from the Hunger Games, after winning. Until, the president warns Katniss, that her act of desperation to save Peeta's life during the previous games, has led to uprisings in many of the districts and that she must quiet these rebellions during her victory tour. Inadvertently, she and Peeta are achieving just the opposite when they find out that, for the 75th Hunger Games (The 3rd Quarter Quell), they will need to return, along with a man and woman victor from the other districts. They, once again need to fight to stay alive in a new arena with all new enemies.

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • Ninja_Kevin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book that I have finished is called "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins a science fiction/fantasy book. The main idea of this book is that in the begging Katniss had met the president Mr.Snow had a talk or meeting. Katniss and Peeta had been resubmitted into the hunger games for the second time. During the hunger game Peeta got hurt and Katniss is trying to rescue Peeta from dying from the poisonous gas and the injury that Peeta had. At the end someone had died from district 12... (*I am not trying to mess up the ending!).

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

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood & Gore

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  • green_owl_88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Mild

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  • green_owl_88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Very bloody & gory

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  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This 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.

Other: Nothing special, everything happen in the story are happening in the real world . Books like this should be read as early as possible to learn how life function. for example: you can only reach the top by stepping over other people. Life isn't fair.

Report This Jul 11, 2012
  • kenzb97 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Very graphic scenes with people being killed, an axe flies into someone's head...etc. etc.

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Report This 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

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

"The Girl on Fire"

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  • Team_One_Direction rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • hjw29 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

my the 75th hunger game begin

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  • KSED2001 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"May the odds be ever in your favor."

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  • jasAMITY1 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."

Report This Aug 24, 2012
  • GummyBearStudios rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"It means we're on ur side"

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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.

Report This Aug 14, 2009
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Catching Fire Book Trailer

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

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