The book is called Catching Fire and is the second book in the Hunger Games series. It’s written by Suzanne Collins and is 391 pages long. Scholastic is the publisher, and it came out in 2009. It was published in the United States, and written in English. The book is slightly simplified, and a more advanced copy could be ordered online. More than 10 million copies of the book have been sold, and it has been translated to 26 languages in 38 countries.
The reason I decided to read the book was because I read the first one, and I loved it so much I had to read the second one! It was recommended to me by a lot of my friends. It received awards like; #1 USA bestseller, #1 New York Times bestseller, and many others.

The main characters in the book are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. They are the people we follow through the entire story. We are always in Katniss’ head, and know all her thoughts and feelings. The reason Peeta is so important is that they are always companions in the games, they are also neighbors and pretends to be a couple for the public.

Other important characters are Gale Hawthorne, who is Katniss’ best friend. They go hunting together and there has always been something romantic between them, but they’re scared to take it further. Haymitch Abernathy is Peeta and Katniss’ mentor while in the games, and he also becomes a close friend with them later. Finnick Odair is also an important character since he is one of Peeta and Katniss’ allies during the games. Cinna (he’s surname is not given to us) is Katniss’ stylist and also a very close to her. He makes her look fabulous for all the events she goes to, and risks his job and life for her.

The genre of the book is science-fiction, and the theme is survival. The story is set in the country of Panem, which is supposedly the future America. The book is set in the future, and we don’t know what year. It is supposed to be the remains of America after the government falls apart and the whole country goes to war with each other. The super government called the Capitol takes control.

Katniss and Peeta are back in District 12 after winning the 74th Hunger Games,. They’re forced to go back to compete in the games, both determined to save each other’s lives. This years Games is on a beach area, with lots of sea, woods and traps. Katniss and Peeta gets a group of allies and slowly figure out the secrets to survive. The book can be scary for younger readers as it is pretty brutal, since the Games are about killing every tribute until there is one winner left. The main character is trying to survive as long as possible in the Games to help Peeta win. So that he can help the country rebel against the government. The turning point in the book is when the Games are almost over, then suddenly the Games pauses and a hovercraft picks Katniss and others up and tells them the rebellion has already started. Katniss finds out they have been tricked all along.
The outcome of the book is that the whole country of Panem has started a rebellion against the government, and when Katniss is picked up by the aircraft she is told that there is no district 12.. ..

The book left me with a lot of confusion, but the good kind. I loved the book every second I spent reading it, even though it was very slow the in the beginning. It’s one of those books you can’t lay down before you’re done reading them. I really like those stories; and it has a healthy balance of fiction and realism. I find it interesting because it is set in the future, and not in the past. I don’t think there are any weak points about the book. The books have taught me the importance of nature. The contestant’s survival is based on their knowledge of it!
This is a book I would recommend to everyone I know that enjoys reading, and especially older teenagers.