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Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2 | [Suzanne Collins]

Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.
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Publisher's Summary

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

Still hungry? Listen to more Hunger Games.

©2009 Suzanne Collins; (P)2009 Scholastic, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue (so who needs vampires?)." (People Magazine)

"Catching Fire not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. It's just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters, you've already suffered with them." (Stephenie Meyer)

"...enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment." (School Library Journal, starred review)

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    Sarabaite 12-05-11
    Sarabaite 12-05-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Worth a listen, typical "sequel issues""
    Would you try another book from Suzanne Collins and/or Carolyn McCormick?

    You might as well listen to the whole series, and the first and third books are worth the slight sag in the middle that's in the second. As a stand-alone, it would still be pretty decent.


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    Ekaterina McKinney, TX, United States 11-30-11
    Ekaterina McKinney, TX, United States 11-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Good sequel"

    Great 2nd book. The story continues with interesting twists and wouldn't let you stop until you finish listening.

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    Amanda Kennebunk, Maine, United States 11-22-11
    Amanda Kennebunk, Maine, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2013
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    "I can't put it down"

    Exciting, interesting and sometimes shocking stories. I couldn't put this book down, just like The Hunger Games. One of the best books I have read in years.

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    Karen los angeles, CA, United States 11-22-11
    Karen los angeles, CA, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2013

    living in los angeles I drive a lot, so audio books save me from a lot of frustration!

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    "Katniss or Bella?"

    I don't know who is more melodramatic, Bella or Katniss, but at least Bella knows what she wants. I had a hard time getting behind Katniss this time as she is used and tortured again and again and again, with no clear goal of her own, besides a wavering desire for revenge. The good part was, Collins finally explores some of the themes she brought up in one and two - living under an oppressive leader who kills his own people - sounds like current events.

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    Lisa Montclair, NJ, United States 11-22-11
    Lisa Montclair, NJ, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Keeps Getting Better"

    Catching Fire builds on The Hunger Games well. Even though I had read the book first I found myself gripping the steering wheel during parts of the tale. Such a great story, well written and narrated.

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    John Tomball, TX, United States 11-18-11
    John Tomball, TX, United States 11-18-11 Member Since 2014

    Give me second, I'm trying to get my story straight...

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    "Very Thankful..."

    I was so glad that the second book was not a let down. Although a little slow in the beginning, the relationship of the characters with each other, and plot twist had me glued to my ipod.

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    McKayla Sarasota, FL, United States 10-31-11
    McKayla Sarasota, FL, United States 10-31-11
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    "Great start, fizzled out at the end"

    I enjoyed the first book tremendously and was impressed with the first half of the story, which finally shook off the similarities to the Battle Royale novel by exploring facets outside of the Game itself. However, a little after mid-point, Katniss' character - as well as the rest of the story - began to disintegrate.

    The Twilight-esque love triangle and following angst was pretty tiring as well, especially for a girl who keeps insisting that she doesn't ever want to get married. Katniss has some incredible, moving epiphanies regarding her attitude toward the gov't/rebellion, but then at times took steps backwards, which was frustrating because not only did it seem out of character for her, but also because it seemed like you were revisiting something already addressed.

    The games end rather abruptly, and I had trouble keeping up with what was going on. From that point on, the entire conclusion of the book felt rushed, as if the author was under pressure to finish it after the success of the first.

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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 10-26-11
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 10-26-11 Member Since 2015

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Not as good as The Hunger Games"

    The Hunger Games series starts strong with The Hunger Games which is an excellent novel for young adults. The writing is good and characters and action interesting. The next novel in the series is quite a bit weaker, and the last of the series is weaker still. The concept of the novel doesn???t quite make sense ??? but if you are able to set that aside The Hunger Games is quite enjoyable. Some reviewers have commented negatively on the protagonist being inconsistent. This is true ??? but what young person in a crisis IS consistent? Suspend disbelief and enjoy The Hunger Games (and skip the other two of the series). Catching fire extends the characters and has action but does not really add much.

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    kirsten vancouver, BC, Canada 10-21-11
    kirsten vancouver, BC, Canada 10-21-11
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    "great book"

    I realize this is for teens, and at times, it is a little simple, but overall the plot is so exciting! i am definitely a big fan. cant wait to get to the next one in the series:)

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    David Phillipston, MA, United States 10-21-11
    David Phillipston, MA, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Stretching the concept a bit"

    Seems to me that the author is running out of ideas and the sequel does hold my attention anywhere near as well as "The Hunger Games" did. Well performed by Ms. McCormick as usual.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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