Hunger Games - Catching Fire

By: Suzanne Collins

Presentation: Isabel Connors - English 1 - Period 5

The main characters are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.


The Storyline-

There are 12 districts, and every year there are the "Hunger Games". Katniss and Peeta won last time together even though there was supposed to be only one winner. President Snow, who is the president of Panem, didn't like that they both one so now Katniss, Peeta, and everyone close to them are in danger. Even though they were sworn to not be put in the hunger games again, things have changed. They are going back into the arena.

Did I like this book?

Yes, I loved this book!

It was very detailed, that I keep wanting to reading more.

I also watched the movie in comparison to the book. In my opinion I liked the book a lot better than the movie. They left a lot of parts out of the movie that were in the book.

My favorite part in the book was when Katniss was in the training facility and when she went to the bow-and-arrow shooting area, everybody stopped what they were doing and watched her. Katniss says, " When I manage to take down five birds in one round, I realize it's so quiet I can hear each one hit the floor. I turn and see the majority of the victors have stopped to watch me. Their faces show everything from envy to hatred to admiration."

(Pg. 233)

If I were to change anything in this book, I would change the way Haymitch acts. He is always drunk or very mad at everyone.

I like the characters because they all had different personalities. Katniss was the more determined and straight forward one while Peeta was more on the shy side.

Recommendation?

I would definately recommend this series of books, only if you read them in order.

5 Adjectives to Describe the Text

  1. Descriptive
  2. Entertaining
  3. Exciting
  4. Mind-Blowing
  5. Excellent

Language-

The book uses persuasive, detailed language.

It also uses complex language.


Figurative Language

Personification- "Outside the window, a car comes to life, soft and quiet like a purr of a cat, then fades away into the distance" (Pg. 30).

Simile- "I started bobbing around like a puppet, holding up outfits and saying meaningless things like 'Don't you love it"' (Pg. 40).


The level of language used in the text is not very difficult for readers to follow. It's a good level of reading for higher grade levels. ( Middle-High school)