Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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.
Is it August 24th yet and has Mockingjay been released?!?! After finishing this book all I can think about is how excited I am for the third and final book in this trilogy to come out. And how exhausted I am from staying up super late in order to finish it (but it was well worth it).
This book met and exceeded my hopes and expectations after reading The Hunger Games. The character development really took hold and I found myself again going back and forth between “Team Peeta” and “Team Gale.” (for now I am Team Peeta). I enjoyed learning more about the previous Hunger Games, especially the stories of the previous champions. And I was again sitting on the edge of my seat, anticipating every intense twist and bend.
With the intensity so fierce in Hunger Games and even more so in Catching Fire, I can’t imagine what Mockingjay is going to be like. I may end up having a heart attack (or, at the very least, losing a night of sleep).