Monday, November 30, 2009

Catching Fire IS on Fire!

Some Advice I learned the hard way - Don't read the book jacket of Catching Fire if you are not done reading The Hunger Games! It gives it all away! Don't read this review if you want to read the Hunger Games because it gives details of what happened in book one.

Catching Fire is book two in the Hunger Games Trilogy. Set in the far off future, Panem (what used to be the USA) makes families send children into a death arena to remind the families that the government controls them and must be obeyed. Its not George Orwell's 1984 all over -its different. That's book one - the story of Katniss and Peeta from District 12 - they played the game as star crossed lovers ans both survived the Games. Now it is months after the Games and the winners must be paraded around all the districts. Katniss and Peeta get to see how good or bad life in other district are. They both thought District 12 was the worst, but its actually not policed. The winners find out their suicide pact in the arena has stirred up rebellion all over Panem. Katniss' pin, a Mockingjay, has become the symbol of rebellion. But there is more trouble - every 25 years, the Hunger Games have a double twist added - this "Quarter Quell" forces all living previous Game winners to go back into the Arena to fight against each other - all of which are great friends and mentors to each other! Peeta and Katniss must go back to fight to the death with other victors of the games and only one winner can survive this time! The twists and roller coaster storyline keep you reading just like the Hunger Games did and the ending makes you scream because you have to wait until Suzanne Collins finishes writing book three!

This is blog that questions whether the Hunger Games Trilogy will be the next Harry Potter or Twlight series!

Here are some sites about Catching Fire: is a fan created website about the series

Liongate studios has obtained the right to the Hunger Games and is planning a movie of book one in 2010.
Mary Beth Hutting

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