Katniss has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. But Gale isn’t so sure Katniss is really all right, and he’s determined to save her from herself. As soon as she begins to slip back into her routines, Katniss notices that things are not quite right. Haymitch tells her that tributes in the Capitol are talking about a rebellion – a gathering storm unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. And then Katniss hears the voice of President Snow, who insists that she must be at his side at an important event very soon. Somehow, rebellions and presidents’ agendas coincide… In this startling follow-up to The Hunger Games (2008), Collins continues the story of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who becomes caught up in life – and love – in Panem’s brutal government even as she rebels against it.
For who is this book for ?
Fans of the Hunger Games looking for more, readers who enjoy dystopian fiction, and young adults.
- Collins’ writing is descriptive and paints a clear picture of the events that are taking place
- The plot is exciting with many twists and turns, keeping the reader engaged until the end
- Characters are well developed and relatable
- It is a bit slow in the middle
- It doesn’t really tie up all the loose ends from The Hunger Games
- Some readers find that it’s not as good as the first book
Learn more about the author
Collins (b. 1962) is a children’s author who has also written for television, including Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery of the Oak Island Treasure. She began writing The Hunger Games trilogy as an homage to another juvenile favorite, Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha.
“Collins is an excellent storyteller”
“Katniss is a warrior like no other and her story continues in an equally compelling way. The perfect bridge between the first and third books, this one will have readers fighting for the final installment.”
“Collins has packed so much fascinating detail about the nature of totalitarianism into her story that readers will come away with a better understanding of why it’s important to question any government that tries to take too much control.”
“Catching Fire is an excellent book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Hunger Games was good, but Catching Fire is even better.”