‘Catching Fire’ by Suzanne Collins

**Spoiler Alert** – If you haven’t read ‘The Hunger Games’ yet, you probably don’t want to read this post.

It’s almost becoming an habit, to read a story and picture Jennifer Lawrence in the main role.

It happened with ‘The Hunger Games‘ and again with ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ – which earned her a well-deserved Academy Award – and it’ll happen again with ‘Catching Fire’, the second chapter of the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The posters are spreading all over the web!

You already know the story between me and the book: how I didn’t even want to hear about it at the beginning, having misjudged the movie trailer; how I eventually decided to give it a shot and bought the whole trilogy.

I didn’t ready it straight away, though. I let it rest on my desk until a couple of months later, when I started reading the first book and couldn’t stop until there was nothing left to read.

To be honest, the transition between the books wasn’t that easy.

You see, after the first one – ‘The Hunger Games’ – you actually wonder what is left to say. The answer: everything.

Remember Katniss? The stubborn and a little rude girl from District 12?

Oh, don’t look at me like that! You really thought she was going to die in the first book? Well, if she did, it wouldn’t have been a trilogy, would it?

And you remember of course the Districts, a starving land submitted to the despotic and unmerciful control of the Capital.

Then the Hunger Games themselves, to complete the equation. The terrible stratagem invented by the Capital to remind the Districts, every year, that a revolt has been repressed before and it’s not to happen again.

The Hunger Games. Twenty-four young men and women sent in the Arena to fight one against each other to the death, until only one will be left alive.

Well, Katniss managed to use the Hunger Games to throw a major offense to the Capital. She attacked the establishment using its own weapon.

Her action didn’t pass unnoticed. The Districts reacted and she became a symbol: the Girl on Fire.

Katniss is the greatest threat and the only hope. The battle between the Districts and the Capital is about to begin. And it’s going to take place in the Arena, once again.

But wait, how is it possible? Katniss is a Victor and Victors are not eligible at the Reaping. Unless…

It’s the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war. The 75th Hunger Games. Special measures are to be taken. This year, the Reaping will be amongst the Victors.

Two Victors from every District, a boy and a girl. Katniss is the only female Victor in District 12. She has to get back.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let the 75th Hunger Games begin!

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If you want to know more about this book: Goodreads

If you want to buy this book: Amazon

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