Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2)

Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2)

by Suzanne Collins
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Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) by Suzanne Collins

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410420442
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 12/10/2009
Series: Hunger Games
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 497
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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.

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Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29721 reviews.
Fiddlesticks More than 1 year ago
While considerably darker than The Hunger Games, Catching Fire was an immensely thrilling book. An indispensable quality of writing with a voice true to the character teamed with an overwhelming plot full of blood-curdling twists and heart-wrenching turns ensure Catching Fire a special home on my bookshelf. Catching Fire is most definitely the best YA novel to present itself to me in years. The ending does not merely leave you hanging precariously off the edge of your seat, but gives you the sensation of being shoved out of a moving plane. Quite frankly, I loved it.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book so much I managed to get my hands on an ARC for Catching Fire. I finished the book in one sitting and it is just as extraordinary as the first. It picks up almost right where the first book leaves off with Katniss and Peeta's return home to District 12. This book focuses less on the Games and more on the unrest that Peeta and Katniss' defiance of the Capitol has created throughout most of the Districts. It is just as gut wrenching and heart breaking as the first. The story is chilling and draws the reader into the harsh yet frighteningly realistic dystopian society of Panem. Collins is a magnificent writer and I can't wait to read the third and final book!
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
Honestly, besides the first book, this is the only title I have ever felt passionate enough about to give 5 stars for each category. Perfect for adults and young readers alike, this series is one you will find hard to put down! I have never been so drawn into a story, and I can't wait to find out what happens next!
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miss-vampire-chef More than 1 year ago
i loooooove love love this book series! i kinda cheated....i was walking in walmart yesterday and thought i would check out some books. For some reason they always put out books early, so after i found a book there that wasnt suppose to be released for another week, i figure 'whats the harm'...... and OMG!!! right there in the center isle all shinny and new was catching fire!!!! i took it home and read striaght thorugh the night (thank lord i was off work today) and it is the perfect book to follow hunger games!!!! everyone should read this book!!!! its nothing short from AMAZING!!!! now the only problem is, how long until the third book come out lol :-D
Leigh30 More than 1 year ago
I had read "The Hunger Games" last year and fell in love with the story and the characters. I couldn't wait until "Catching Fire" came out to know what happened next to Katniss, Peeta, Gale and the rest of District 12 and the wait was well worth it. This book was excellent, a page turner and a definite re-read. I can't wait for the next and final book in the series.
Red55Sox More than 1 year ago
I can't wait until Catching Fire comes out! It's on my wish list. I hope it meets (or even exceeds) my expectations. Only a few more days and I can't wait. P.S.- If you liked the Hunger Games, you should check out whatshouldireadnext.com. Just type in the Hunger Games and it will recommend other books to read while you wait for Catching Fire.
Hungergamesrule More than 1 year ago
The Hunger Games is the best book I have ever read. I'm not fan of romance books but this book leads into it perfectly. I wanted to read it cover to cover but school got in the way. I can't wait until September, when I should be getting ready for school to start I'm going to be reading but if Catching Fire is as good as The Hunger Games getting grounded for reading instead of getting prepared for school will be way worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was soooo gripping, and kept me rrading afterlights out under my covers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet again, amazing book! I really enjoy the new group of characters in the mix, particularly Finnick. I really hope there is a third! You get too see some different sides of Katniss and Peeta's personality. Two words: Get It!! :]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
oh, the perks of being a bookseller. after an advance copy of The Hunger Games, i was dying for the next installment, Catching Fire [as was a good half of our staff]. i began reading the second i got my hands on it. this book is amazing. i think i might have loved it even more than the first book. i got completely lost in it for hours on end, finishing the 400 page book in less than 12 hours. i had to stop myself from picking it up the second i turned the last page & set it down to begin again. packed with adventure, surprises, & love triangles, we're reunited with our favorite characters [and a few new ones!] still fighting to survive in the destructive world of Panem. the ending of the book is so fast paced & intense that you're devouring every word & the last page comes too soon. Catching Fire leaves you more attached to the brave & humble Katniss and the smart & loving Peeta. i'm already anxious for whatever Suzanne Collins has in store next for them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG BEST BOOK EVER HAVENT FINISHED BUT I KNOW I WONT BE DISSAPOINTED!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is adventerous and heart stopping,even without a movie!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! IT IS MY FAVORITE IN THE SERIES! IT IS A MUST READ AFTER YOU HAVE READ THE FIRST ONE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing will beat The Hunger Games (book one) but this book was sure close! Exciting and sad....not a whole lot of happy. Katniss is a character like none before! She is so strong willed and literally puts everyones safety ahead of her own. I sometimes wish i could yell at her through the book and tell her to run...tell her to pick gale...no wait...pick peeta...no wait...gale! And even though its been days since turning the last page i still think about her and those she loved most. The games will never leave me. It's as if i survived too!
Priesjd More than 1 year ago
if you read the first one, how could you not continue to the second... enough said
dalnewt More than 1 year ago
From start to finish this is an absorbing read. It entertains with a combination of compelling narrative, sympathetic main characters and gripping action. The pace increases throughout the novel and reaches break-neck speed as the novel nears completion. The plot encompasses themes of love, survival, defiance, courage and loss. Story line predictability is partially avoided by the surprise ending. The book's only substantial flaw is the instability of the protagonist's character. At times, Katniss is the appealing, resourceful, pragmatic, cynical and kind-hearted survivor first introduced in "Hunger Games." But, she occasionally morphs into an over-emotional basket case who does foolish and/or illogical, (sometimes nihilistic), things. Plus, her feelings toward Gale and Peeta are unnaturally skewed toward indecision. Any seventeen year old girl would intuitively know which guy she preferred romantically. Furthermore, her reaction to President Snow's course of action is implausible. Anyone with half-a-brain knows what Snow is going to do to her, and she should have expected or, at a minimum, vaguely anticipated it. Despite these shortcomings, the book is fast-paced and extremely entertaining. It leaves the reader both satisfied and wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREATEST BOOK EVA!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and series make me want to read all day every day. It is perfect for preteens as i am one. I am very excited to watch the movie!!!
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
We pick up about six months after the last games. Katniss and her family are living in a posh townhouse, near Haymitch and Peeta. She still goes hunting but only on Sundays and sadly she doesn’t see Gale nearly enough. As a winner of the Hunger Games, she now has obligations to the capitol, and one is to make appearances. Before one such event, she heads home for a make-over from Cianna and the troops, only to find President Coriolanus Snow sitting in the parlor. He gives her a warning about her impact on the districts and makes a threat. Katniss is terrified by it, but will protect her family and Gale at all costs to herself. As she and Peeta tour the districts, the discontent of the people is evident. Despite her intentions to heed Snow's warning she is unable to change things. After their return to District Twelve, there is a mandatory announcement. This year to celebrate the Quell or the seventy-five anniversary of the Hunger Games the reaping will be different. The tale that unfolds is riveting and the ending left me screaming for more. We see some growth in the characters, and meet new players. Hints are dropped, and key elements are set into place for the final novel Mockingjay. Katniss begins to question things, and looks beyond her family and personal dilemmas to see the bigger picture. The events in the game had me glued to the pages, as one thing after the other happens at a maddening pace. The secondary characters were fascinating and had depth. We begin to see characters both in the capitol and the districts seek an end to the reaping and the suppression of the districts. Collins world-building is amazing, and I loved the glimpses into the districts, the bearing down of the government and the glaring contrast between the districts and the capitol. Whether intentional or not Collins presents food for thought. The similarity between this dystopian and ours, causes the reader to take pause, and think about the wastefulness of the wealthy. Individuals and nations waste without thought as some go hungry or do without. The capitol represents greed, and its people love everything in excess. The districts are little more than slaves. She reveals the human spirit in all its glory, its will to survive and the power of hope. I love the depth she brings to her characters whether they are exorbitant and flashy or quite and thoughtful. Every character is fleshed out and it makes the tale powerful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Josh Hutcherson is so awesome!!!!! I can't wait for the next movie on November 22 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Catching Fire was my favorite out of the entire series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Catching Fire" is one of the very few novels that I could literally not put down; I had to go through the pages to find out what happened next. When I initially found out that another version of the Hunger Games would be initiated, I did think that Collins was being lazy and I was expecting the second book to be too similar to the first--in other words, boring. However, Katniss' journey is different as she meets new people and interacts with them differently. We actually get more characters involved who are not just there for background purposes. Collins is fantastic as she has figured out how to keep readers on the edge of their seats. This is the first series that has kept me excited since reading Harry Potter! I only wish that the books were longer and the series had more books so that the fun would last longer :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is better than the first. It's a mix of love, fear, and survival. Buy this and you won't have second thoughts!!!
tkaner More than 1 year ago
Catching Fire is a great exhilarating book about the Quarter Quell in which all the winning victors are sent in to battle again.