Catching Fire

Collins, Suzanne

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Catching Fire
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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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0545586178
9780545586177
0545310598
9780545310598
0439023491
9780439023498
Branch Call Number: Y FICTION
Characteristics: 391 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Mar 23, 2015
  • blue_bear_3352 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a perfect follow up to the first hunger games. Rebellion is simmering... how will it end up? I am in the process of reading the mocking-jay... can't put these books down! Absolutely love hunger games!!!

Mar 11, 2015
  • lilacn2603 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book!!!

Feb 12, 2015
  • andrew1444 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not that the first book was bad, but this one is so much better

Jan 24, 2015
  • kyliekay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so good! I love the hunger games series and they are fun to read. I would recommend this book to everyone.

Jan 24, 2015
  • ashleymo1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love this book

Jan 21, 2015
  • shayla13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

it is a OK book there where good parts and bad i would kind of like to read the others

Jan 20, 2015
  • Letsgo83 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Suzanne Collins one of my favorite authors

Jan 07, 2015
  • JCLBeckyC rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Katniss and Peeta return to District 12 after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games by defying the Capitol. Soon they are shipped back to compete with twenty-two victors from previous years in the 75th Hunger Games, known as the Quarter Quell. I loved getting to know the other victors and seeing how surviving the game destroyed them. Fast paced and full of twists. I loved this sequel to The Hunger Games.

Dec 30, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AWESOME BOOK!!!!

Dec 12, 2014

catching fire was awesome,but i loved the first one and mockingjay was good to, i have all three books i read them again and again go suzanne collins and i mean it:)

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Feb 04, 2015
  • saraAlAmeer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

saraAlAmeer thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 19, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014
  • AbigailCurious rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 10, 2014
  • red_elephant_652 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

red_elephant_652 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

Aug 01, 2014
  • red_zebu_50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_zebu_50 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_panda_556 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_panda_556 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 7

Jul 09, 2014
  • alejadrasanchez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

alejadrasanchez thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 09, 2014

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Jun 21, 2014

ekahuston thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jul 09, 2014
  • FannyChow4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love or survival"

Jul 09, 2014
  • AlbanianPrincess24 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"May the odds be forever in your favor"

May 31, 2014
  • violet_cat_1298 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"It was all for the Games," Peeta says. "How you acted."
"Not all of it," I say, tightly holding my flowers.

Mar 25, 2014
  • volleyballforever13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"On the 75th anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors."
- President Snow

Feb 08, 2014

"Do you have any secrets worth my time?" -Finnick Odair

Aug 28, 2013

“I'm going to wake Peeta," I say.
"No, wait," says Finnick. "Let's do it together. Put our faces right in front of his."
Well, there's so little opportunity for fun left in my life, I agree. We position ourselves on either side of Peeta, lean over until our faces are inches frim his nose, and give him a shake. "Peeta. Peeta, wake up," I say in a soft, singsong voice.
His eyelids flutter open and then he jumps like we've stabbed him. "Aa!"
Finnick and I fall back in the sand, laughing our heads off. Every time we try to stop, we look at Peeta's attempt to maintain a disdainful expression and it sets us off again.”

Aug 19, 2013

Remember who your enemy is - Haymitch

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowGoldfish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The Girl on Fire"

May 16, 2013
  • Team_One_Direction rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So girl on fire, what secrets do you have for me? -Finnick

Feb 12, 2013
  • hjw29 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

my the 75th hunger game begin

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Oct 22, 2014
  • AbigailCurious rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Its scary, and a cliffhanger, not for the soft harded

Jul 09, 2014
  • FannyChow4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: outin the woods

Jun 11, 2014
  • indigo_cat_7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Nothing is wrong with this book it is like war!

Mar 25, 2014
  • volleyballforever13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood & Gore

Mar 25, 2014
  • volleyballforever13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Mild

Mar 25, 2014
  • volleyballforever13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Very bloody & gory

Jul 07, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: • Violence and Death are prevalent topics • Sexuality: Mild • Does not contain coarse language

Jun 16, 2013
  • SONIA ESTUDILLO rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: actions

Aug 04, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: People getting killed

Aug 04, 2012

Violence: GORE

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Aug 08, 2014
  • sabita9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The second book in the Hunger Game series. It is mesmerizing and exciting as the first. I can't wait to read the third book.

Jul 12, 2014
  • sockeye2013 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The book "Catching Fire" is about katniss and peeta and how their life changes after they get back from the Hunger Games as the new victors .

Jul 09, 2014
  • alejadrasanchez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book "Catching Fire" is about katniss and peeta and how their life changes after they get back from the Hunger Games as the new victors .

Jul 09, 2014
  • ReaderJ13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The aftermath just ended, but the real games just are just beginning with new foes, new strategies and new places.

Jul 07, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss hopes that now that she has returned back home to District 12 everything will return to normal. But she very soon realizes that things will ever be the same ever again. The berries she once thought were her escape have now planted seeds of rebellion in the districts against the Capitol. Peeta feels betrayed, Gale keeps her at a cold distance and Katniss finds herself lost, confused and alone. Their lives are further complicated with the wildcard of the 75th Hunger Games when it is announced that the tributes will be chosen from the existing pool of victors. Katniss consequently goes into the arena; however, this time she has a very different mindset. She vows to protect Peeta’s life and ensure that he wins no matter the cost. But it soon becomes very obvious that the odds most certainly are not in Katniss’ favor.

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowGoldfish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss and Peeta won the annual hunger games and now they must try to survive in another place.

Jan 06, 2013
  • KSED2001 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Katniss Everdeen had survived the Hunger Games along with her "boyfriend" Peeta Mellark! She hopes that once she returns home, her life can get back to normal. But things will never be the same for Katniss ever again. Prim is more adult than tween, Gale holds her at an icy distance, and Peeta pretty much ignores her.
While living in her new home in the Victor's Village, Katniss learns about the "change" in this year's Hunger Games. Instead of having a new boy and girl tribute from each district compete in the Games, a boy and girl victor from each district will be submitted into one big battle to see which victor survives. Katniss enters the Hunger Games devoted to protecting Peeta's life rather than hers, because this time, there will be only one victor. Katniss may have survived the last Hunger Games, but this time, the odds are most definitely not in her favor.

Aug 05, 2012
  • BlueJellybean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss and Peeta have come out of the hunger games alive. katniss must convince all of Panem that she loves Peeta when she goes on the victory tour.
But president Snow annouces the third Quarter Quell a fight to the death between a female and male victor of the hunger games of each district and Katniss know shes going back into the arena, and this time she must save Peeta.

Aug 03, 2012
  • coolnoor rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Katniss and Peeta must once again try to survive in a newly connived arena in the next year's Hunger Games. Love, betrayal, and hurt...amazing book!!

Jul 11, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

the journey continues as katniss everdeen and peeta continue the survival to fight in the arena....

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