Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is about a girl who lives in a place called Panem, a future America. Panem consists of a Capitol, surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is very cruel and every year selects a boy and a girl from every district to fight to the death in a giant arena until only one tribute is left. In the first book, the main character, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister Prim’s place. The boy that is selected to go with her to the games is named Peeta. Katniss and Peeta end up being the last people living and do not want to have to kill eachother, so they both almost eat poisonous berries at the same time. That way they will have to end the games without killing each other. In Catching Fire, Katniss and Peeta get selected again to fight in these bloody and violent games. There is alot of conflict because Katniss wants very badly to rebel and resist the Capitol, but by doing so she is risking her and very many other’s lives.
I give this book five stars because it is very fast-paced and interesting. It was very intriguing and I was always wondering what would happen next. My favorite part in this book was when Katniss found out the arena was made like a giant clock and disasters happen according to the time.

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