Title- Catching Fire (The Second Book in The Hunger Games)
Author- Suzanne Collins
Price- $5.99 on Amazon.com and 9.99 on BarnesAndNoble.com
Catching Fire starts out with the victory tour for Peeta and Katniss. Right before it President Snow shows up and basically says if you don’t convince EVERYBODY that you love Peeta I will kill Gale. So they go on this Victory Tour and Peeta proposes to Katniss, she accepts, but even that isn’t enough to convince President Snow. Life goes on and eventually it is announced that in the 75th Hunger Games tributes will be chosen from the existing pool of victors! And for district 12 that means the 2 tributes will be Katniss and Peeta or Katniss and Haymitch! When the drawing happens it is decided that Peeta will go in with Katniss again. During the training and interviews Cinna and Portia, their stylists, come up with more amazing outfits. Also during one of the interviews Peeta drops 2 huge bombshells and says that Katniss is pregnant and that they already got married in secret. Finally the real Hunger Games begin but I won’t tell you what happens because that may spoil the book for you.
Important Characters (edited for length):
Katniss (main character)- She is courageous, a victor of the 74th Hunger Games, a beautiful singer, in love with Peeta and Gale, named after an edible root, great with a bow and arrow, and she hates the Capitol.
Peeta (main character)- He is great with words, a victor of the 74th Hunger Games, an amazing painter, he has been in love with Katniss since he first saw her, he is strong, and he hates the Capitol.
Gale (main character)- He is a great hunter and trapper, in love with Katniss, and he hates the Capitol.
Haymitch (main character)- He is a drunk, the victor of the 50th Hunger Games, and the mentor for katniss and peeta in the 74th and 75th hunger Games. He also hates the Capitol.
Prim (Katniss’s sister)- She is sweet, innocent, and almost everyone absolutely loves her.
Theme- I think the theme of the Hunger Games is to stand up for what you believe in no matter what.
1. Interesting back story
2. Great plot and characters
3. Easy to visualize
1. Confusing at times
2. Said is used a lot
3. I wish they would have played it out
Evaluation- Over all it is one of the best books I have ever read and encourage anyone who hasn’t read it to read it.
Ending Thoughts- I personally did not like the ending, but without it the third book would be completely different.
Rating- 4.5 chocolate bars
Cover Thoughts- I think the cover is a good cover because it matches the other covers and the mockingjay is basically the symbol for the whole story.
Appropriateness- The only inappropriate thing is Haymitch’s drinking. (and kids killing each other.) For ages 9 and up.