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
This is the pin that Katniss wears throughout her Hunger Games, and the Quell.
The Tributes figure out that the arena is set up like a clock.
This is a preview of the cover of Catching Fire the movie.
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...