Catching Fire

Catching Fire

by Suzanne Collins

Wanda Cohen (04/16/12): I so agree with everyone! I loved this book. I couldn't wait to start it. I literally ended The Hunger Games and started this one in the same minute. What a great second book in this trilogy.
Rating: *****

Debbie Weiss (03/03/12): There is not much that I can say about Catching Fire that hasn't already been said by Christy, Marilyn and Dale. I couldn't wait to start reading this book as soon as I finished The Hunger Games. I wasn't disappointed and loved every page. I am now reading Mockingjay and am sorry to know that the story will soon end. I just love the main character of all three books, Katniss Eberdeen. She is a sharp, strong, talented and caring individual who should be a role model for all young women today.
Rating: *****

Christy Duane (01/19/12): The second in The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire is just as good, if not better than The Hunger Games. If you are looking to read this first, DON'T! Read them in order as it's really one long story. Catching Fire takes up where the Hunger Games leaves off. The whole trilogy is a story set in the future. There are far fewer humans because society has warred to the point of killing off most of the planet's population and livable spaces. All that remains currently resides in only a partial area of the United States called Panem. There are 13 districts and a Capitol that make up Panem. The Capitol basically governs all of Panem and the districts are considerably less prosperous than the Capitol and it's citizens. The districts had a revolutionary uprising to overturn the unfairness of the Capitol prior to our heroine's (Katniss Everdeen's) life. To punish and keep the districts in line (after killing off district 13 completely) the Capitol forces the districts to compete in an annual Hunger Games. Once a year, there is a "reaping day" where all of the district have to gather in the town square (by law) to draw 2 participants, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12-18 to compete for their district in the Hunger Games. The 24 kids, or tributaries are whisked to the Capitol and prepped and interviewed immediately after the drawing, for the next few days before the Game starts. The Games are placed in a different setting, or arena, each year but have basically the same premise, kill everyone else before they kill you and you win. The Hunger Games winner gets food for life. They are sort of celebrities in Panem. It's not as barbaric - yet it is - as it sounds. It is a very unique story and I fell in love with it! I read it from a friend's recommendation and as soon as I read the last page of The Hunger Games, I immediately went to the store bought and read Catching Fire, which is absolutely just as good as the first. I had to wait for Mockingjay (3 of 3) to publish but read it with as much vigor about a year later, I even re-read the first two before reading the third when it came out. It's a scholastic book so it's written for middle school children and currently my middle school child is reading it. But, my sisters and best friends have all read it and soaked it up just as I did. An easy read that completely keeps your interest.
Rating: *****

Dale Israel (01/16/12): In a previous review I mistakenly mentioned that Catching Fire is being made into a movie. I know that the Hunger Games is being made into a movie (due out in March) but not sure about Catching Fire. My bad. I would think if Hunger is successful there would be sequels. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Rating: *****

Marilyn Baron (01/08/12): Just a comment about Dale's review. I'm glad to hear you liked the second book in the trilogy. I don't have it yet but can't wait to read it. I didn't know they were making a movie of it. I can't wait to see it.
Rating: *****

Dale Israel (01/05/12): OMG! I just finished Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games series and my heart is racing! What a wonderful book! I'll be starting the third and final book in the series and will savor every word. I am blown away by the author's creativity and imagination and I've fallen in love with the characters, especially Katniss and Peeta. I can hardly wait until March when the movie comes out! Read this series! Wonderful!
Rating: *****

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