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From heart-pounding adrenaline rushes to heart-wrenching personal
choices, Catching Fire is a worthy sequel to The Hunger Games.
Set in a dystopian world, every year each district must choose two young
competitors for the games. Their lives hang in the balance and only
skill and luck will allow one person to live. After surviving last
year's competition, our heroine Katniss just wants to be left alone,
but events soon prove that this year might be harder than she could ever
A Hudson Best Book of 2009
— Anne, Atlanta
The second book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in trade paperback.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just earned for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules, and now there are rumors of rebellion in the districts. Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
About the Author
Suzanne Collins is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. She is also the author of the picture book Year of the Jungle, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers, which started with Gregor the Overlander. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut. You can find her online at suzannecollinsbooks.com.
"Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power."
-- Time magazine
"Collins has done that rare thing. She has written a sequel that improves upon the first book."
-- The New York Times Book Review
#1 USA Today Bestseller, #1 New York Times Bestseller, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Time Magazine Top Ten Fiction Book of 2009, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009, A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, A Kirkus Best Book of 2009, A Booklist Editor's Choice