Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) (Hardcover)
Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“If you are one of the many fans of The Hunger Games, then you are sure to love Catching Fire. Filled with new twists, turns, characters, and heart-wrenching moments, this sequel will keep readers begging for more of Katniss, Peeta, and the rest of the memorable cast of characters”
— Jessica Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
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"A violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense. . . . I couldn't stop reading."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
"I was so obsessed with this book. . . . The Hunger Games is amazing."
--Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga
"Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced."
--John Green, The New York Times Book Review