Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)

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Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.

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.

Book Details

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 6/4/2013
Series: Hunger Games Series , Book #2 of a Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay)
Pages: 400

Review

Publishers Weekly
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.

About the Author

Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in The Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

Product Info

The Hunger Games (Book 1)

Author: Suzanne Collins
Manufacturer: Scholastic Press
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Editorial Review:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.



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Catching Fire |Hunger Games|2

Author: Suzanne Collins
Manufacturer: Scholastic Press
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Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.

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.


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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

Author: Suzanne Collins
Manufacturer: Large Print Press
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Editorial Review: In Hunger Games Mockingjay, the third installment of The Hunger Games series, the protagonist Katniss Everdeen must make some tough decisions. Despite all odds, she has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she is still in danger, and so is everyone else in District 12. The Capitol, furious and vengeful, is baying for blood, more specifically Katniss blood. Katniss is at the center of the uprising that is fighting to bring down President Snow and The Capitol from power, but she has to decide how far she can stick to a cause that is turning out to be perilous for her friends and family. Katniss takes on the mantle of being the Mockingjay , the face of the revolution. Readers need to be familiar with the first two installments of the book to be able to appreciate the story in the third one. The author leaves no detail out while depicting the gruesomeness of war, thanks to her knowledge of the same. Hunger Games Mockingjay sold close to 450000 copies immediately after its release, and the books in this series are being adapted to the big screen, featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. The first movie has been produced by Color Force Production company, and its worldwide distribution rights have been acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment.


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