Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

September 30, 2009
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Matt Madamba

Catching Fire is a fantasy book that was written by Suzanne Collins. It takes place in a future world after the former country of America was destroyed. The new country in its place is Panem, which is split into twelve districts and a capital. The capital, The Capitol, forces the districts to send two participants to participate in a death match called The Games. Who ever won was given a new house in their district. Katniss Everdeen, the main character, participated in last years Games but has compete in it a second consecutive year because it is the Quarter Quell, a special games after every twenty-five years. This leads into the plot of the story and has many different meanings.

One reason why I like this book is because of how it successfully uses literary merits. One such literary merit is a catalyst for change which is represented by Katniss. The change part is wanting the upheaval of the government. Katniss is unknowingly the “leader” of a rebellion against the cruel government of Panem. Leader isn’t really the word, more of a mascot. She inadvertently started the rebellion by cheating the government in the previous Games. The government had been angry about this, not only because they were made a fool of by a sixteen year old girl, but also because it started uprisings throughout the country. Katniss also wears a Mockingjay pin which is the symbol of the rebellion. This is a way Catching Fire shows a catalyst for change.

Overall, Catching Fire was a good book. I believe it will appeal to many readers. Suzanne Collins is able to express characters feeling thoroughly even while adding large doses of violence and suspense into the story. I think Catching Fire is a good book for anyone to read.





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Book Reader831 said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

This Book was AWESOME!!!!!!

Read all of them!!!

 
MangaLover said...
Dec. 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm
i LOVED this book!! it has suck a suspence full end!!!
 
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