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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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  Presagios | Nov 27, 2023 |
This is a sequel that is just as good or better than the first book. I pay this book the highest compliment: I couldn’t put this story down and kept wanting to turn the page. The embers of a revolution start here.

For the longest, we have known Katniss and Gale's distaste of the Capitol, but we finally get other characters with the same viewpoint as well.

Touching on the romantic element briefly, I still prefer Gale with Katniss, but I love how Peeta is the epitome of kindness isn't a weakness. But sometimes, he could tone down the confessions of his undying love. Way to guilt her to love you, bruh. The love triangle never gets in the way and enters and departs smoothly when the book calls for extra drama.
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  DestDest | Nov 26, 2023 |
I guess anyone reading this has already read and enjoyed The Hunger Games, so I won't bother describing it. Personally, I enjoyed this slightly more than its predecessor. The first book had a simple purity of teenagers just trying to murder each other, whereas this one has much more back story and exposition, which worked well and filled out the dystopian future world just enough.

The climax was a touch rushed and even a little confusing, but it's set up very nicely for the last book.

Enjoyable, for those (like me) who quite like this kind of thing.
  thisisstephenbetts | Nov 25, 2023 |
TikTok made me buy it! The second book in the international No.1 bestselling series (Hunger Games Trilogy 2)
  Ardscoil | Nov 23, 2023 |
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  Law_Books600 | Nov 3, 2023 |
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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
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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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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen 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 that 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.

In Catching Fire, the second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before . . . and surprising readers at every turn.
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Katniss and Peeta
fight the odds once again, but
rebellion's afoot.
(passion4reading)

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