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Catching Fire

by Suzanne Collins

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Series: The Hunger Games (2)

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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.

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I eagerly began this book right after finishing the Hunger Games and now I'm ready to start the last installment in this trilogy. The second book keeps the plot moving forward and introduces new characters while continuing to develop those from the first story. There are twists and surprises. I've been avoiding any online coverage of the series so I don't accidentally learn what happens in the last book! ( )
  jjpseattle | Aug 2, 2020 |
4.0/5 ( )
  autumnrain87 | Jul 31, 2020 |
Very well written story for a Juvenile Adult fiction (written for ages 12 and up). A cut above most other work for this age group and genre. ( )
  JohnKaess | Jul 23, 2020 |
Collins continues her all-out assault on everything she finds wrong with Western culture by putting Katniss through more hell on Earth.

There are fewer irritating little flaws in this volume (though some carry over from The Hunger Games) but, as if to compensate there is one big flaw; Katniss goes back into the arena. With Peeta. Again. This makes the latter-most two thirds or so of the book so closely a repeat of the first volume that it leaves one thinking, couldn't you come up with a more interesting idea?

It's still utterly gripping, though. ( )
  Arbieroo | Jul 17, 2020 |
I read [b:The Hunger Games|2767052|The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)|Suzanne Collins|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1326003698s/2767052.jpg|2792775] at the behest of my first daughter, the first person in our family to read Suzanne Collins' trilogy and fall in love with it. So I read it. And I liked it. I didn't fall in love with it, however, largely because YA is not, generally speaking, my cup of tea. And, to my daughter's horror and amazement, I didn't continue onward with the series.

Enter Daughter #2. She's a voracious reader, Rowan. Has read the Harry Potter series and all of Rick Riordan's books umpteen times over; she would make millions on an episode of Jeopardy in which the topics were J.K. Rowling, Witches and Wizardry, and Greek Mythology.

After devouring the Hunger Games trilogy, Rowan nagged me about reading Catching Fire a few times, but my ever-towering TBR pile kept her fairly realistic about the possibility of that happening. So she resorted to drastic measures. She made me a deal.

The deal: I would read Catching Fire, and in return, Rowan would read a book that I prescribed. Well played, Rowan. So I had her read Jasper Fforde's [b:Shades of Grey|2113260|Shades of Grey (Shades of Grey, #1)|Jasper Fforde|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327563734s/2113260.jpg|2118671] (a book that I will recommend to you as well), and in return, I read Catching Fire, finishing it just in time to see The Hunger Games movie, in fact.

Yes, I enjoyed it. It was a quick, fun read and one heck of a cliffhanger, guaranteeing that I will read [b:Mockingjay|7260188|Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)|Suzanne Collins|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1294615552s/7260188.jpg|8812783]. But not until I make a deal with one of my daughters first. ( )
  markflanagan | Jul 13, 2020 |
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Collins has done that rare thing. She has written a sequel that improves upon the first book. As a reader, I felt excited and even hopeful: could it be that this series and its characters were actually going somewhere?
The author describes her wearing a series of Cher-worthy costumes in which she confronts poisonous mists, deranged monkeys, and a flock of ''candy pink'' birds equipped with long beaks used to skewer human necks. Great stuff, this. Unfortunately, such startling apparitions too quickly appear and disappear, baubles randomly affixed to a story that's been stretched to gossamer thinness.

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Collins, Suzanneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bützow, HeleneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fournier, GuillaumeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hörl, HannaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hachmeister, SylkeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jonsson, LenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klöss, PeterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koschny, MariaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCormick, CarolynNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I clasp the flask between my hands, even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air.
As far as I can tell, they never get up before noon unless there's some sort of national emergency, like my leg hair.
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Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol — a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
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Katniss and Peeta
fight the odds once again, but
rebellion's afoot.

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