Wednesday, 20 November 2013

"Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Book Two of The Hunger Games


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.


Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen lives in the mining District of the nation of Panem. Every year, one girl and one boy from each district must compete in the televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV.

Having survived the first hunger games, Katniss and Peeta return to district 12. No sooner does the capitol believe that they are to be wed, then the Quarter Quell is anounced and two of three victors of the Hunger Games from district 12 must be sent back into the arena for another games. Haymitch and Katniss agree that they must work together to keep Peeta alive.

The rebellion is also growing, and whether they like it or not, Katniss and Peeta beome the face of the rebellion much to President Snows displeasure.


At 400 pages, this book took me about 8 hours to finish. You can envisage what is happening just as easy as in a movie, as the descriptions give you a rich sense of where Katniss and Peeta are. Looking forward to the movie version of the book as I think it will be really well done as there is so much to be pulled from the book.

Rating: 5/5

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