Catching Fire

By: Suzanne Collins

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  • Reading level: Ages 13 and up
  • Hardcover: 391 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0439023491
  • Copyright: 2009

Summary of Catching Fire

Katniss is recovering from the previous book's events, where she and Peeta won the Hunger Games. (What is that? You need a refresher on the plot of The Hunger Games? We're so glad you asked. Click here.) 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.

Before 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. He doesn't want to see any more rebellious stunts. Somewhat daunted, Katniss prepares for the tour.

Once they leave, Katniss takes Haymitch aside for a strategy meeting. He drives home the point that her whole life – if she and Peeta want to survive – will involve this made up love affair. She and Peeta must keep up the show of their puppy love.

The tour's first stop is District 11, home of Katniss' friend Rue from the Games. Peeta and Katniss both overstep the traditional formalities and say too much during the ceremonies. Once again, the pair seems to be rebelliously challenging the Capitol. It seems like a riot is on the horizon, and they watch in horror as brutal punishments are doled out. See More...

Reading or Writing Assignment

In this assignment, the students will be looking for key events that happen is certain chapters. The students will be given 15 major events that happened in different chapters. They will have to identify what chapter these event happened in.


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Math Assignment

This assignment is to test the students knowledge of making bar graphs. They will need to interview 20 people. The student will need to ask the person if they could live in one of the districts, which one would it be. They also, need to ask who their favorite character in Catching Fire is. Once they get the information, they will need to make a bar graph with it.


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