Catching Fire

The Hunger Games have ended, Katniss and Peeta are back in District 12, scarred but Victors. But are they safe?  And what of the rumors of unrest in the Districts that they may have fueled with their actions in the arena?  Should Katniss work to put out the flames as Snow insists or is now the time to fan them into a rebellion?

Rebels within the Capitol’s infrastructure have intercepted this transmission and passed it along to us.  The details of the document prove that President Snow is continuing to monitor the “Girl on Fire” closely.  Experts are working to decipher the details Snow has deemed confidential.

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Memorable Quotes:

It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down. Katniss Everdeen, p. 22
Isn’t it strange that I know you’d risk your life to save mine…but I don’t know what your favorite color is? Peeta Mellark, p. 52
Don’t worry. I always channel my emotions into my work. That way I don’t hurt anyone but myself. Cinna, p. 253

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Facts:

  • Hardcover: 391 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press, September 2009

Reviews:

  • “…enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment.” — School Library Journal, starred review
  • “Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power.” — Time Magazine
  • “Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue (so who needs vampires?).” — People Magazine
  • “Collins has joined J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer as a writer of children’s books that adults are eager to read.” — Bloomberg.com