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Catching Fire

Format:  Hardcover,

391 pages

Publisher: Scholastic

Publish Date: Sep 2009

ISBN-13: 9780439023498

ISBN-10: 0439023491

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Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

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Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9780439023498
ISBN-10: 0439023491
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 391
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.5

About the author

Biography of Collins, Suzanne

Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications. Collins went on to receive an M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald.

She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include When Charlie McButton Lost Power, The Underland Chronicles, and the Hunger Games Trilogy. Book one of this trilogy, The Hunger Games, became a major motion picture in 2012 with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence portraying the main character of Katniss Everdeen.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2009-06-22)

Stephen King meets Dr. Zhivago. I am being less than fair in promoting the much-anticipated sequel to Collins's The Hunger Games (see my 2008 Best of the Year list) when it will not be out until September. My only excuse is that it gives the uninitiated a last chance to read the first book before this one climbs to the top of the children's best-sellers list. (Add yourself to your library's holds queue now!) The story takes place in a future world where teens are made to compete to the death in an annual tribute called the Hunger Games.

At the conclusion of the first volume, the games' victors face an uncertain future at the hands of a cruel Capitol. All I will say about the second is that it is as much of a page-turner as the first and leaves the reader even more desperate for what comes next. Why It Is for Us: If heart-stopping adventure is not your cup of tea, consider reading The Hunger Games and Catching Fire for their winning characters and epic themes of oppression, rebellion, and love. Collins cannot write the third book fast enough.

-Angelina Benedetti, King Cty. Lib. Syst., WA

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Maine Student Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2009 (United States)
  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2012 (United States)
  • Locus Awards, 2010 (United States)
  • Indies' Choice Book Award, 2010 (United States)
  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2010 (Australia)

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 139reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Such a great book... This book is better than the first one! If you liked The Hunger Games, you will love Catching Fire. 04/10/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Sequel Great extension from the first book (Hunger Games). My only issue is that Book 3 isn't already out and I've got to wait. What a cliff hanger! 09/23/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Book Would highly recommend 11/12/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A must read If you read the first book, Hunger Games--- you must read Catching Fire. This book does not disappoint. The whole trilogy is amazing and will keep your attention the whole way through. 04/15/2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Very Epic! Catching fire is even better than The Hunger Games. I absolutely loved it. I am reading it for the second time and it's still addicting. 11/09/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by When i got this book, i was really amazed. It was in great condition, none of the pages were crinkled or ripped. Also, such a cheap item for an amazing product. I would really recommend this for other people.A very good product. 03/10/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Catching Fire Wonderful book, wonderful read. Can't wait for MockingJay 08/22/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Good book Bought this book for my niece as a Christmas present. She loved this book. 01/03/2012
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