Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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The protagonist: Katniss Everdeen.

Katniss is a 17-year old. She can get along well with others. she is very fast and good with a bow. She is really smart too. She cares about other people and friends. She won the 74th hunger games.She is very tall and has brown hair.

The antagonist: President Snow

President Snow is the president of the capitol.He is old and wears a rose that reeks of perfume.Snow has white hair, a beard, and a lot of hair.He is a very strict president.Snow also has "snake eyes".He is evil and will hurt people too get what he wants.

The supporting character: Peeta Mallark

Peeta is a strong person. he is cares about others.Once he even saved Katniss.He has blonde hair.He is the same age as Katniss.


"Catching Fire" takes place in the future, in a country called Panem. Panem covers all of what was once North America. Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. The Capitol is wealthy and full of futuristic buildings. The districts are old and have rundown buildings. Katniss lives in district 12, one of the poorest districts. She had too hunt for food and became very good with a bow. This skill would end up saving her life.

Conflict and plot

The conflict in Catching Fire is man vs man. That is Katniss vs President Snow. Katniss's victory in the hunger games made her loved by the people of the districts. President Snow doesn't like this. That causes conflict between the two. President Snow tries to find ways to defeat Katniss without upsetting the districts. Katniss is constantly struggling to save herself and others.


exposition - Katniss goes hunting and explores her new victors village.

Conflict- Katniss comes home and is face to face with President Snow.

Rising action- Katniss is forced to fight in the arena again with other victors. She does have a lot of allies though. She goes through the same things she did last year.

Climax- Katniss electrifies an arrow with lightning and shoots the force field. Even though there are still a lot of tributes left, the 75th hunger games end.

Falling action- Katniss and fellow tribute Beetee are being carried on an aircraft. When Katniss finds out that Peeta has been prisoned by the capitol, she gets mad but she is put to sleep with a shot.

Resolution- When Katniss wakes up, Gale tells her that district 12 is gone.


Katniss was given a Mocking jay pin before her first hunger games. The Mocking jay pin is a symbol to remind Katniss of her family and friends in district 12. After her victory, her Mocking jay becomes a symbol for the rebels. The Mocking jay pin inspires the rebellion against the Capitol.

Why I recommend the book

I like this book because it is exciting. It is addicting, I began to like the characters, and I felt involved. It is action packed and not boring. The author tells a really good story. You almost feel like you're there.