Catching Fire is a science fiction young adult novel by the American novelist Suzanne Collins, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. As the. The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Structure. Each book in The Hunger Games trilogy has three sections of nine chapters each. Collins has said this format comes from her playwriting. The film was followed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, a two-part sequel and .. the "lackluster and unconvincing script culled from a dramatically difficult book ". .. Posts Staggering Thursday Haul, Easily Tops 'Iron Man 3' (2nd Update)".
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The Hunger Games Book 2. Suzanne the audience take notice of me in the Hunger Games. If it were up to me, I would try to forget the Hunger Games entirely. Catching Fire book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Sparks are computerescue.info are computerescue.info the Capitol wants. Use this CliffsNotes Catching Fire Book Summary & Study Guide today to ace your Catching Fire, the second installment in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games .
As her best efforts fail, Plutarch Heavensbee a former games-master, now returned meets with Snow to implement a Quarter Quell, by which to gather all former Hunger Game victors and have them eliminate each other. Katniss and Peeta end up in the Quarter Quell but must form alliances in order to survive; however, those with whom Katniss prefers to ally herself seem to be for emotional rather than tactical reasons.
After defying the Capitol on national television, Katniss has to attempt to control an uprising stirring in the districts. When President Snow puts her family and friends in jeopardy Katniss knows she has no choice but to follow Snow's orders.
Then he turns Katniss and Peeta's world upside by throwing them back into the arena and there will only be one winner. Katniss plans to sacrifice her own life to save Peeta's. After narrowly escaping the 74th Hunger Games, Peeta and Katniss are chosen once again to compete in the Hunger Games, this time in the Quarter Quell--the 25th annual Games. With the arena something of a big clock, they must befriend the right people in order to once again survive the Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence and Peeta Mellark Josh Hutcherson take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow Donald Sutherland plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts.
Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors -- guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan.. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Meet Rue and Thresh!! Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi. They are perfect, and I am already getting emotional thinking about that infamous scene with Rue The unnamed District 3 Tributes have been cast: Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott. As far as the other characters, the news isn't out quite yet.
It seems they will be looking for Prim and Haymitch soon. So I will post more info here once the news is out. Let me know what you think of the re-imaginings of these actors in their new character roles! Jul 15, Sophie rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I can't review this without being spoilery, so The one thing I didn't like about this book is the part where Katniss finds out she has to go back to the Hunger Games. I think there should have been more of a pause there--for disbelief, for Katniss maybe trying to think of ways out of it, ways to kill herself even.
The book started moving at a really fast pace after that point, with Katniss and Peeta preparing for the next Games, and I was like "wait, what? One night of drinking didn't seem to cover it. The mockingjay imagery.
The clock arena. The rebellion. President Snow being creepy as fuck. I was yelling and yelling at them to do it, and then finally they did, and I was like "YES! I find the love triangle a little annoying but mostly interesting. Katniss doesn't really know how she feels about either of them, because she doesn't have the freedom to feel on her own terms.
I like that she has some makeout time on the beach with Peeta, though. This series is reminding me more and more of Scott Westerfeld 's Uglies series. I was hoping it'd go that way when I first read The Hunger Games.
I was like, this government needs to be overthrown , Tally Youngblood-style. View all 48 comments. Jun 12, Ash rated it it was amazing Recommended to Ash by: Oh, snap.
This is not a cliffhanger people, this is inhumane.
Like hanging on for dear life by a spider web thin thread totally butt naked you know that makes it worse! It's so worth it though. Quick overview: Catching Fire starts up not far from where The Hunger Games ended. Katniss is living in the Victors Village with her family. You'd think she could finally be able to relax and live the cushy life. Well that wouldn't make a good book. There are rumors of rebelli Oh, snap. There are rumors of rebellion and since Katniss and Peeta won the Hunger Games in defiance they have become the faces of that rebellion.
The Capitol, particularly President Snow, is not happy with them. Now Katniss has to worry about looking as in love with Peeta as possible to quiet down the rebellion, but is that what she really wants? How else would it have worked? I love Katniss and I hate her. She frustrates me beyond belief, but you have to love her.
I love how you see and know everything from Katniss's point of view. You feel just as scared for her family. You feel her confusion and doubt.
You just really feel. I could probably name off a bunch of things that bothered me about the book I think I mentioned how I HAAAATE love triangles with a burning passion but you really care about the characters. You can't even hate Katniss's team of stylists, who are selfish Capitol dwellers. I get totally immersed, constantly trying to figure it all out. The ending is just so…epic!
How everything just falls into place and makes sense. You see the characters in a whole new light. So what do you read after a book like this?
You see, this is the type of thinking you have after reading the book. View all 25 comments. Jun 21, Khurram rated it it was amazing. I have to say this book is much more than a step up from the first book. I thought the first book was ok at best but this book it better on an epic scale. If you are reading this I am assuming you have read the first book. Controversially because there is only supposed to be one winner of the games, but these two choose to kill themselves rather than kill each other.
This act of defiance is the spark for a revolution.
The evil Preside I have to say this book is much more than a step up from the first book. The evil President Snow Leader of the Capital , tells Katness to either smother out this spark before it ignites, or people close to her will be killed. The revolution starts small and cases small disruptions in the capital, and ends up with the "Peacekeepers" Capital police force , becoming more brutal in all districts including District This time the Hunger Games is the Quarter Quell celebrating 25 years of the game , which allow special stipulations in the games.
Can Katness defy the Capital again? This book is less action packed then the first but a lot more emotional. Katniss is more herself in this book rather surly, bad tempered, emotional. Peeta is her polar opposite likable by everyone, managing to rally everyone with his words; I think Katniss even admits he would be a better revolution leader then she ever wood so she is determined to martyr herself so he can live. View all 4 comments. Dec 05, mark monday rated it really liked it Shelves: Katniss' slow, painful revelation about the nature of oppression and the need for revolution, at one point moving from fear for her sister's safety and potential death if revolution occurs to understanding of her sister's life as a kind of living death already, if revolution does not occur.
View all 39 comments. One taught me love. One taught me pain. View all 7 comments. Apr 23, brian rated it it was ok. View all 26 comments. Mar 27, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: Catching Fire was one of my most anticipated books of I loved it's predecessor, The Hunger Games and was so hopeful for this intstallment.
I wasn't disappointed per se, but it did fail to meet my expectations. Here's a few reasons why I don't know what it is with authors and their recent need to load up their books with a hundred or so pages of filler, but I really wish they would cut it out.
There is lieterally about a hundred and some odd pages of this book that should have died on the Catching Fire was one of my most anticipated books of There is lieterally about a hundred and some odd pages of this book that should have died on the editing room floor.
The 9 months that Katniss spends in District 12 only serves to let us know that uprisings are occuring and she has been targeted by The Captial, all of which could have been summed up in a chapter or two. Though we knew Gale would be an issue, we were hoping Katniss would "wake up" and realize what a worthy, fine specimen she has in Peeta, well, it doesn't happen that way, and to say I'm bummed is an understatement. I'm kinda pissed. Katniss doesn't grow in this book at all.
She is still a brash reacter, instead of a logicl thinker. I didn't mind it so much in the first book, because who wouldn't be, but the Hunger Games taught her nothing it seems, in either the way she responds to situations or in reference to how she really feels about the people in her life.
Next, I get that Peeta was never much of a badass, but was it really necessary to injure him 10 seconds into the games? That irked me like nothing else. In hindsight, Peeta is one of the strongest characters, menatlly, if nothing else, and yet Collins reduced him to an invalid so that Katniss could rise up to the challenge. It only made me roll my eyes and steam over the fact that I was going to have to read Hunger Games part duex, which wouldn't have been bad except for the fact that I was expecting something more.
Which leads me to my last complaint, the games. Though I could see everything in this book coming, I thought it was rather brilliant to send them back to the games. What wasn't brilliant however, was the games themselves. They started out well enough, but after the crazy fog and freaky monkeys, Collins sort of lost me. Who cares if there is death traps all over the place if you know how to predict it and can avoid it? Not scary. Basically, this booked lacked the magic of the first, and failed to wow with new material as nothing new really happens.
Yeah we learn a little more, and the last few pages shake things up a bit, but I shouldn't have to wait until I've read to the end to finally learn something interesting.
There were moments where I would catch a glimpse of what made me love Hunger Games, and for that I give this book three stars. But I can't in good conscious give it more for it lacked character development and basically just served as a pit stop between books one and three.
Hopefully the third will be better. View all 35 comments. Aug 12, tee rated it did not like it Shelves: So I got bored about halfway through and because I was bored I started focusing on the irritating things. So, Katniss asks a lot of fucking questions. This book should be titled Curious Katniss and the Game that she should play is "How long can Katniss go without asking a question before we blow her skull to smithereens?
It'd be a really, really short booK and people like me would either rejoice, or be sad because Spoilers? It'd be a really, really short booK and people like me would either rejoice, or be sad because then we would have to find something productive to do with our time. I did that! See, along with other people asking questions I didn't compile these along with the slew of 'maybes' please refer to a rundown of this later in my review and the lack of anything interesting happening - this novel is a prime candidate for, I don't know, being used as toilet paper.
Except I have too much respect for my arse to do that. Just because it's YA, it doesn't mean you get to get away with being shit. Katniss asks questions in her head and as a reader, we are privy to the inanity of her thoughts. Then I turned and as Gale and Haelle and all the kids waiting for me, so what could I do but go along?
What do they want? Why is my mother so pale? Perhaps I wouldn't have had such a problem with the questions if Collins didn't frequently go on a mad, frenzied self-questioning rampage, like so: If he knows this, what else does he know? And how does he know it? Haven't we for years?
Those questions were all in one paragraph. And here's the rest of Katniss' internal monologue, for your reading pleasure. Drink it? And how? Hey, Peeta, remember how I was kind of faking being in love with you? Who else will be dead if I don't satisfy President Snow? That really isn't the point, though, is it? Disappeared into the woods and never came out? Blow my lips up like President Snow's? Tattoo my breasts? Dye my skin magenta and implant gems in it?
Cut decorative patterns in my face? Give me curved talons? Or cat's whiskers? Do they really have no idea how freakish they look to the rest of us? How far south have we come in a day?
If I had a bow and arrows, would I just keep going? What do they do? Have preliminary drawings? Thresh's grandmother? One of Rue's little sisters? How did I not know that? Was it enough? BUt what can he do? Have I? But will he even come? Didn't I do the same thing to my mother?
Was that directed at me? Did he try to come to Gale's aid before I got here? District 3? From the Capitol itself? I have to try to fight? How could we do that here? Would the people of District 12 join in or lock their doors? What do I mean when I say I love Gale? Is he really planning to go through with it? What, in his twisted brain, will that achieve? Is it for the benefit of those in the Capitol?
And then he'll kill us? As a lesson to the districts? Who else would I be? Could it be true? Could there be somewhere to run besides the wilderness? Somewhere safe? What side? Am I unwittingly the face of the hoped-for rebellion? Has the mockingjay on my pin become a symbol of resistance? Has Thread turned on the fence as an addition security measure?
Or does he somehow know I've escaped his net today? Is he determined to strand me outside District 12 until he can apprehend and arrest me? Drag me to the square to be locked in the stockade or whipped or hanged? I thought no one saw me sneak under the fence, but who knows? Or is Thread acting on his own? What does it mean? Existing pool of victors? Where to go? What could I possibly want here? Broiling themselves? Or do I see the president fixated on me as well?
That we're sorry for the other's lot?
Catching Fire (Book 2 of The Hunger Games Trilogy)
That we ache for the other's pain? That we're glad we had the chance to know each other? Something to upset them? You, who have given your talents to the Games?
Are they jealous of its beauty? The power it might have to manipulate the crowd? Keep a secret from who?
Where on earth is he going with this? And me? And it could be true now, couldn't it? That every victor has? Every parent in every district in Panem? Where is he now? What are they doing to him? Torturing him? Killing him? Turning him into an Avox? For Finnick to win my trust, and then swim out and drown Peeta? Know him better? Owe him more? But to what end?
And who knows what the night will hold? So how can I kill him in his sleep? Why didn't he just let him die? And why was he so determined to team up with me? What does that signify? One ring for each district? But why? Was it because she was so old her days were numbered anyway?
Where is it? Peeta's life above their own? What are they doing to her? Why is she part of the games? Do they have her up in the trees? Why didn't Peeta come to help me? Why did no one come after us? I've set thousands of snares. Isn't this just a larger snare with a more scientific component? Could it work? What do we know about harnessing power from the sky?
How can I protect him from a distance? I think. What is happening? Did he actually try to drive the knife into the force field the way Peeta did by accident? And what's the deal with the wire?
Was this his backup plan? What would that do, anyway? A great deal? Fry us all? Why would I need reminding? Will there be a victor of the Seventy-fifth Hunger Games? Moved them from hospital to prison? Or did he really have no idea what Beetee intended? How is he even here?
But Katniss doesn't keep her questions to herself; she annoys everybody else with them! I couldn't bear to NOT share the following with you.
Katniss takes it upon herself to question everybody, everywhere "You're hideous, you know that right? How can I aim higher? Like Effie's hair?
To paint them out? Not being straight with each other? You don't think I'm mad? You'll go with me? SEnd her over? What does that mean? A shot of a bird? You think you're just going to find some new city with people strolling around in it? And that's just fine with the Capitol? If it's true, why do they leave us to live like this? With the hunger and the killings and the Games? Is it out of season?
Out loud! Exclamation point! I begin to question them casually I want to ask them more To the districts that are rebelling? Knowing all the others? Headlamps or fire? Why does that not surprise me? Can't you hear it? Can you fish with it, Mags? She got them for me? Why not? Like how they'll use Annie for bait, Finnick? Here's a great example from Chapter 15; Maybe he's too pretty, or maybe he's too easy to get, or maybe it's really that he'd just be too easy to lose.
Yep, that was altogether! Here's a few more, Maybe she expected it. Maybe they can even confirm my suspicions of an uprising there.
Maybe some fishhooks. Maybe you're a Class A irritating fuck, that's what. Some of Collins' sentences are also horrific; Then I'm at a party where everyone wears masks and someone with a flicking wet tongue, who I suppose is Finnick, stalks me, but when he catches me and pulls off his mask, it's President Snow, and his puffy lips are dripping in bloody saliva Yeah, by horrific I don't mean the content.
Check out that eyesore. AND she starts a lot of sentences with conjunctions. Which I do continually. Which, in my opinion, is fine if you are stating something emphatetically or are not a published author.
Perhaps it's even okay to let the odd one slip if you do so happen to be so lucky as to get your shitty novel published. When that odd one adds up to the point where it's actually noticable and fucking annoying, then you've got a problem. Just when I was starting to get really irked at this flaw, I stumbled across this gem from chapter 16 to prove to you exactly what I mean.
Because, on the whole, I don't hate them. And some I like. And a lot of them are so damaged that my natural instinct would be to protect them. But all of them must die if I'm to save Peeta.
This book sucked balls. View all 57 comments. Oct 28, Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing. Real SHOCKING Now without spoiler ,and to cut this review short Catching Fire tops the first part The Hunger Games by adding to the thriller, drama and the semi romance theme that were at the first book a new element "Mystery" The story here start after few months of the Games,slow beginning with how the life became, the preparing for the tour..
The straggling ideas at Katniss mind between the fleeing away or stand for the rebellion.. The consequences of her talk with Gale.. The rumors of the last hope.. The Quarter Quell.. The shock.. The Power Points of the books: The repeated Events The author did a great job in here to not repeat herself,and when necessary since some of events that must be happening again as the first book it's different,deeper,got real meaning and emotional than the 1st book. For example the tour was very detailed at Distract 11 -which it should be since it's Rue's from P1- and then the next ones are brief.
The Games itself got a new element as I've said at the beginning which is the Mystery of the characters The Characters Katniss: Now she's struggling since becoming in the spot light ,The pressure President Snow makes on her, her feelings for Peeta and Gale. It's real deep at this part and very confused.. The Mother,Effie,Haymitch are getting deeper this book..
And the new characters Finnick Odair ,Johanna Mason are the best add.. Every chapter end with a cliffhanger make u "What the View all 32 comments. Another enjoyable entry in the Hunger Games Saga! Soon I can pretend that I didn't wait forever to read these because I'll have flown through. Full review to come.
View 2 comments. Jan 10, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know it's popular and over-saturated, but it's not Twilight At all. Read it asap. Re-reading the series because I just want to, darn it. I bought the books for that reason, right?
It was for me, just as hang-on-to-your-hat as the first time. On a tired night, Collins says that while she was channel-surfing the television, she saw people competing for some prize and then saw footage of the Iraq War.
She described how the two combined in an "unsettling way" to create her first ideas for the series. The Hunger Games follows year-old Katniss Everdeen , a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her younger sister Primrose Everdeen.
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Also selected from District 12 is Peeta Mellark. They are mentored by their district's only living victor, Haymitch Abernathy , who won 24 years earlier and has since led a solitary life of alcoholism. Peeta confesses his longtime secret love for Katniss in a televised interview prior to the Games. This revelation stuns Katniss, who harbors feelings for Gale Hawthorne , her friend and hunting partner.
Haymitch advises her to feign feelings for Peeta in order to gain wealthy sponsors who can provide crucial supplies to the " star-crossed lovers " during the Games. In the arena, Katniss allies with Rue , a young tribute from District 11 who reminds Katniss of her kid sister.
When Rue is killed, Katniss places flowers around her body as an act of defiance toward the Capitol. Then the remaining tributes are alerted to a rule change that allows tributes from the same district to win as a team.
Katniss finds a seriously wounded Peeta and nurses him back to health. When all of the other tributes are dead, the rule change is abruptly revoked. With neither willing to kill the other, Katniss comes up with a solution: a double suicide by eating poisonous berries.
This forces the authorities to concede just in time to save their lives. During and after the Games, Katniss develops genuine feelings for Peeta and struggles to reconcile them with what she feels for Gale. Haymitch warns her that the danger is far from over. The authorities are furious at being made fools of, and the only way to try to allay their anger is to pretend that her actions were because of her love for Peeta.
On the journey home, Peeta is dismayed to learn of the deception. In Catching Fire, which begins six months after the conclusion of The Hunger Games, Katniss learns that her defiance in the previous novel has started a chain reaction that has inspired rebellion in the districts.
President Snow threatens to harm Katniss' family and friends if she does not help to defuse the unrest in the districts and marry Peeta. Meanwhile, Peeta has become aware of Katniss' disingenuous love for him, but he has also been informed of Snow's threats, so he promises to help keep up the act to spare the citizens of District Katniss and Peeta tour the districts as victors and plan a public wedding.
While they follow Snow's orders and keep up the ruse, Katniss inadvertently fuels the rebellion, and the mockingjay pin she wears becomes its symbol. District by district, the citizens of Panem begin to stage uprisings against the Capitol.
Snow announces a special 75th edition of the Hunger Games—known as the Quarter Quell —in which Katniss and Peeta are forced to compete with other past victors, effectively canceling the wedding. At Haymitch's urging, the pair teams up with several other tributes, and manages to destroy the arena and escape the Games.As punishment for a past rebellion against the Capitol called the "Dark Days" , in which District 13 was supposedly destroyed, one boy and one girl from each of the twelve remaining districts, between the ages of 12 and 18, are selected by lottery to compete in an annual pageant called the Hunger Games.
Instead of the whole "Ben, why didn't you tell me? There it is. The bread drops in the morning were code for the rescue. Gale then says that they could have a rebellion in District 12 as well, and he runs off to spread the news. And then there is the romantic element.
She listens to them speak of how they have not had shrimp in the Capitol for weeks and realizes that other districts are rebelling. She also sees her mother crying and embracing Maysilee when she is called. When that odd one adds up to the point where it's actually noticable and fucking annoying, then you've got a problem.
Must be hard to compete with yourself when you set the bar so high.
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