By: Becca Radzak
Katniss is recovering from the previous book's events, where she and Peeta won the Hunger Games. Everything at home in District 12 has changed, including Katniss' relationship with Gale. She and Peeta still have to pretend they're an item, although her feelings for Gale are totally unresolved. Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch leave town for the Victory Tour they're traditionally obligated to take, President Snow stops by to warn Katniss that he's watching her. The Victory Tour goes home. Katniss finds out that people in District 8 are verging on rebellion. Katniss finds out that the two strangers are rebels from District 8 on their way to 13. Katniss thinks that the Capitol destroyed District 13 long ago, but the others say it's been rebuilt. The 75th Games, former winners will have to re-enter the arena. This means Katniss has to go back and risk almost certain death for the second time.
The first novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, The Hunger Games, was a New York TImes bestseller, garnered numerous starred reviews, and received wide praise and accolades. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.