Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book Two) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Hunger Games series.

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy, and things just keep getting better. Katniss and Peeta have just won the Hunger Games and should be basking in the glory and relief. However, everything is different. Her friendship with Gale is strained and there is intense pressure put on her and Peeta to be the perfect couple. There is also the issue of the rebellion rumors that are starting to surface, and the fact that everyone is associating Katniss with the rebellion. Not to mention the fact that all previous winners of the Hunger Games are being recalled for another major battle. Katniss and Peeta are thrown back into the deadly battles and new alliances are being made as well as new enemies.

Collins has such a gift for keeping her readers glued to her books. She fills her pages with great characters and adventure. Katniss is a strong female character who is learning her full potential, and Collins has done such a great job with fully creating her. Collins has also written an incredible dystopic world that is so detailed and thought-out that it is easy to imagine yourself in this futuristic environment. Filled with non-stop action and suspense that is certain to keep all ages reading till the exciting conclusion in book three. This is a must read.

— Sherry

Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List

“If you are one of the many fans of The Hunger Games, then you are sure to love Catching Fire. Filled with new twists, turns, characters, and heart-wrenching moments, this sequel will keep readers begging for more of Katniss, Peeta, and the rest of the memorable cast of characters”
— Jessica Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA


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.

About the Author

Suzanne Collins is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. She is also the author of the picture book Year of the Jungle, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers, which started with Gregor the Overlander. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut. You can find her online at

Praise For…

Praise for The Hunger Games

"A violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense. . . . I couldn't stop reading."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

"I was so obsessed with this book. . . . The Hunger Games is amazing."
--Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga

"Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced."
--John Green, The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780439023498
ISBN-10: 0439023491
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Hunger Games