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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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Author:
Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9780439023498
ISBN-10: 0439023491
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 391
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.9 x 1.4 x 8.3

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 AWESOME! Great book! Kept me entertained the whole way through. Couldn't put it down. If you liked the Hunger Games, you definitively need to read this book! 04/03/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Great read for young adult Looking foward to reading the last installment in the trilogy 04/23/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I enjoy this book. Katniss's emotional turmoil toward Gale and Peeta... 75th Hunger Games and more. It's very exciting book. 02/22/2012
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Good Reading Sequel to Hunger Games I thoroughly enjoyed the book 06/12/2010
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Good read, poorly made book Dont get me wrong, the book was awesome, BUT the structure of the book is TERRIBLE!!! I read through the book once and as I got to the end of the book, the back cover was torn away from the binding, will write a review on Mocking Jay as well, but on Mocking Jay it had several blank pages, several pages with only half of the page printed, several blank pages that were cut in half.... sorry but I will not be buying anymore of my books from walmart 04/02/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by This was purchased along with the 1st book in the trilogy (Hunger Games). Per my 13 year old, "just as good as the first", which never seems to be the case. (Right Twilighters?) Eagerly awaiting the 3rd installment. Good value for a hard-cover book. Will purchase many books from Walmart again! 01/13/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Excellent Book This is the second book in the "Hunger Games" series. It is even better than the first! 02/12/2010
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