Catching Fire

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 : Scholastic Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781407109367
9780439023498
9780545586177
Branch Call Number: Y COL
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 22 cm

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YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Aug 05, 2019

Catching Fire is the sequel to the Hunger Games. Katniss and Peeta have made it home and are preparing to go on the Capital’s Victory Tour when a sense of rebellion in the people of Panem begins to spread. Katniss has to prove her love for Peeta and appease the Capital in order to protect her family and friends. I loved this book because the plot was very captivating and I loved the new characters Katniss meets along this journey. I would recommend this story to teens who like adventure books and on a scale of 1-5, I would rate this book a 4.5. Analisa, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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reypotter06
Jul 25, 2019

Once I picked this book up I couldn't stop reading it! "Catching Fire" is a fantastic second book of the Hunger Games series!

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 23, 2019

It is now time for the 75th annual Hunger Games therefor the 3rd Quarter Quell!
Katniss is living a new life of riches in Victor Village in District 12, an angry and deathly President Snow comes to her, threatening all she loves, because of the act with the nightlock berries. while she is busy juggling her emotions for Peeta and Gale, she hears word of an uprising in District 8, and there come to be drastic changes in her own district 12.
In the Quarter Quell, there is an event that no one ever thought possible. Katniss will need to face the one thing she was sure she would never have to face again, but this time, she will not be acting for herself. . .

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BrookeMJ
Jul 15, 2019

I really loved reading this book because it was so interesting just like the first book. I liked the first book more because it was a little more interesting but I still loved this one. My favourite series is the Hunger Games and I can't wait to read the third book.

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Edwardhinyulau
Jul 08, 2019

In most series, most of the books in the middle are the ones with less action, and are all in all less intriguing. Instead though, this second book is my personal favorite out of the first two. I am currently on the third book, but it is not very interesting so far. This book has lots of action, has an amazing cliffhanger to make you want to read the next book, and will have many people reading from front to back in one sitting. The first part was certainly a bit boring, but closer to the middle, it starts to get really good.

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robinandrews10
Feb 24, 2019

This is a very entertaining series’ I highly recommend for young adults.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 20, 2019

holy smokes!!!!

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Pusheenrocks29
Feb 11, 2019

OMG! This was a fantastic book I reconmed this to everybody who likes Fantasy!
Follow me for more great recommendations and leave a like.;)

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Gwen904
Jan 14, 2019

A clever and thoughtful sequel that builds upon the first instalment and makes way for a threequel.

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Firdose
Dec 07, 2018

the second book of the Hunger Games was great!! Beware, there is a cliffhanger. also, CAPITOL HOW DARE YOU MAKE PEETA AND KATNISS GO BACK TO THE MURDEROUS ARENA!!! ITS NOT FAIR!!! again you've never been big on fairness...

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navy_wildfowl_2
Oct 04, 2018

navy_wildfowl_2 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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wendy_gong
Feb 13, 2018

wendy_gong thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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millymollymandy4
Feb 12, 2018

millymollymandy4 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

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Blue_Dog_3961
Nov 24, 2017

Blue_Dog_3961 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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StarryGlitznGlam
Oct 22, 2017

StarryGlitznGlam thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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laurakmah
Jul 14, 2017

laurakmah thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

RobertELPL Mar 05, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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dan23_
Feb 24, 2017

dan23_ thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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black_pony_62
Oct 08, 2016

black_pony_62 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 23, 2019

"My nightmares are usually about losing you. I'm okay once I realized you're here."
-Peeta to Katniss ❤

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 23, 2019

"This is no place for The Girl on Fire"

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black_panther_1845
May 31, 2018

"Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on." -Effie

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lowen3
Jan 09, 2018

"Sugar cube?"
-Finnick Odair ❤

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StarryGlitznGlam
Oct 22, 2017

"I do need you, Peeta, I really do."
-S.C

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Puppylover60
Jul 07, 2016

"No one really needs me," he says, and there's no self-pity in his voice. I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta died. Me.(and me). "I do," I say, "I knead you."
Get it because he's the boy with the bread. *Dies of laughter* seriously though i love that scene. <3

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

"PRIM!!! PRIM WHERE ARE YOU!"
"KATNISS THEY WOULDN'T HURT PRIM! IT'S A JABBERJAY! THE CAPITOL LOVES PRIM! WOULD THEY DO ANYTHING TO HER?!" -Katniss and Finic in JabberJay Arena

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EvelynB2004
Jan 17, 2016

This is no place for a girl on fire.

-Katniss

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EvelynB2004
Jan 17, 2016

"There is no District Twelve."

-Gale

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Cina_Ry
Jun 24, 2015

"A spark could be enough to set them ablaze."
- Katniss Everdeen
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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 23, 2019

Sexual Content: Mild 2 characters sleep together, but nothing happens.

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greenhungergames
Jun 03, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Here's the deal. It's a little gorier than the first book. If you couldn't handle the death and blood in the first one, I recommend that you don't read this one or the next one. A good book if you can handle crying your eyes out over characters, situations, and an abrupt cliffhanger.

AbigailCurious Oct 22, 2014

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

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indigo_cat_7
Jun 11, 2014

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

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood & Gore

Violence: Very bloody & gory

Sexual Content: Mild

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fearlessforever
Jul 07, 2013

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

SONIA ESTUDILLO Jun 16, 2013

Violence: actions

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vidurm09
Aug 04, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: People getting killed

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greenhungergames
Jun 03, 2015

In the second book of The Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss Everdeen is struggling. Even though she has won The 74th Hunger Games, with Peeta Mellark, and safely returned home. Panem has been changed forever and the flames of a revolution have been spreading. And it's one that Katniss and Peeta may have unintentionally started. The stakes are higher than ever in Catching Fire. Katniss must decide on survival or love. She honestly doesn't know anymore.

sabita9 Aug 08, 2014

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.

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sockeye2013
Jul 12, 2014

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 .

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fearlessforever
Jul 07, 2013

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.

RainbowGoldfish May 24, 2013

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

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KSED2001
Jan 06, 2013

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.

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BlueJellybean
Aug 05, 2012

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.

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coolnoor
Aug 03, 2012

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!!

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recyclegrl21
Jul 05, 2012

Katniss Everdeen is returning home after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games with her "boyfriend" Peeta Mellark. They visit the other districts on a victory tour, and each make speeches about the fallen tributes. When they finally arrive home, Katniss meets two girls from district 8 planning on going to a bombed district, district 13, where it is said survivors live underground.

On the 75th annual Hunger Games
on the Quarter Quell, tributes who have the Hunger Games in the past are chosen to participate, instead of all new tributes. Katniss is chosen by default and Peeta volunteers for Haymitch when he is chosen. In the beach-like arena, Katniss discovers it is set like a clock.

When the Hunger Games is finally over, she discovers that her home, district 12, has been bombed and destroyed.

alejadrasanchez Jun 26, 2012

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 .

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