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Series: Hunger Games #2
Published by Scholastic Press on September 1st 2009
Genres: dystopia, YA
Source: Own book
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Sparks are igniting.Flames are spreading.And the Capitol wants revenge.
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.
I originally reviewed Catching Fire in 2012, and when my husband recently read the series for the first time, I debated about reviewing the books again. I didn’t write much of a review back then as the books had been reviewed so many thousands of times before, and I knew I didn’t have much to add to the reviews… and I honestly still don’t.
Catching Fire, I think, is my least favorite of the three. I LOVE Beetee, but I’m not crazy about who Gale becomes in this book. He definitely finishes growing up and becomes much more of a “real” person in this book, which I like, but he just becomes very hard and cold in this one (or you see more of that side of him, I should say). I like the fact that we see more of Prim and their mother in this book.