Catching Fire

Catching Fire

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The second book in the ground-breaking Hunger
Games trilogy.

After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return
to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory
has caused rebellion to break out ... and the Capitol has decided
that someone must pay.

As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the
Capitol's Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they
can convince the world that they are still lost in their love
for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

Then comes the cruellest twist: the contestants for the
next Hunger Games are announced, and Katniss and Peeta are forced
into the arena once more.

A major feature film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
& Liam Hemsworth

Three books, four films and one worldwide phenomenon, The Hunger
Games changed the face of global YA.

The best-selling prequel to The Hunger Games, The Ballard
of Songbirds and Snakes, is out now!


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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 135 x 198 x 29mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781407132099
  • 1,941

About Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins, 1962 geboren, begann ihre Karriere Anfang der 90iger Jahre als Drehbuchautorin für das amerikanische Kinderfernsehen. 2003 veröffentlichte sie ihren ersten Roman.
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Rating details

2,988,181 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 50% (1,497,448)
4 34% (1,009,059)
3 13% (387,840)
2 2% (72,976)
1 1% (20,858)

Our customer reviews

Catching Fire continues the story around Katniss, Peeta and the Hunger Games. In my experience second novels in a trilogy or quartet often lack of adventure or originality. They show the major elements of separating the main couple, following their grief and desperation to end with their reunion. Catching Fire binds Katniss and Peeta even more together, but with no less danger. What I liked most about Catching Fire is that Katniss and Peeta start as a team right from the beginning of this new Hunger Games. They are no longer on their own, which makes them strong and superior. We already know about their complementary characters and their feelings for each other. The more Peeta and Katniss grow together the more I like them and feel emotionally affected by their every disappointment or victory. Another likeable aspect about the second Hunger Games novel, in so far an inhuman battle can be likeable, is that there are not only enemies, Katniss and Peeta make new friends. Catching Fire displays two games simultaneously. The first is a major political and social against hunger and death and for life and reputation in form of the Hunger Games. The second is a personal and emotional one that may have the power to be even more destructive than any Hunger Games before. Cruel actions and traps change with most emotional scenes, affection and signs of love on the one hand and senseless and sudden death of beloved characters on the other. Collins powerful story moves me to tears, makes me feel angry, flustered and ecstatic at the same time, but the end it always leaves me craving more. This novel is Collins' opportunity to give room for "positive" emotions in a world that feeds from hatred and fear and provide a smooth transition to the last and decisive battle. The structure of action is comprehensible and as exciting and adventurous as in The Hunger Games before. Suzanne Collins once again shows her talent as a brilliant storyteller and "event manger". Catching Fire is an unequalled book in the dystopian YA genre, I couldn't lay it down. THE VERDICT Keep a fire extinguisher near you when starting the second novel of this hugely successful trilogy, you'll easily catch fire. And your agitation can only be satisfied by Mockingjay, the final instalment to The Hunger Games series!show more
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