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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science Fiction Novel Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins is an American author who received popularity for her Hunger Games trilogy. Catching Fire is second in the series, preceded by The Hunger Games and followed by Mockingjay. They also released the film adaption of this novel in 2013.

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Author: Suzanne Collins

Genre: Science fiction

Page count: 391

Good reads rating: 4.3 of 5

My Ratings: 8.1 of 10

Published: 2009

Publisher: Scholastic

Language: English

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Review and Summary of The Science Fiction Novel Catching Fire

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Catching Fire

After 74th Hunger Games, Peeta Mallerk and Katniss Everdeen experience a new phase of life as they spent their childhood in poverty and hunger and victory at hunger games changed their life completely. Katniss feels empty without her old friends, she visits them frequently. Katniss feels inclined towards her childhood best friends, Gale, who is a coal miner, after their first kiss, but she hesitates.  She gets back from the forested areas one day to discover President Snow waiting for her. He became worried about an increasingly open resistance of the Capitol by Katniss. Similar to her and Peeta’s risk of suicide toward the finish of the Hunger Games, it could incite disturbances in the locale. She keeps imagining that she’s infatuated with Peeta, or they’ll target Gale.  

Peeta and Katniss, in the interim, experienced a strained relationship since Peeta discovered that Katniss displayed her fascination with him during the Games. They consent to be companions as they set out on their Victory Tour of the regions. Their first stop is District 11.

An elderly person in the group whistles out a sign that Katniss, and Rue used. Everybody in the group sets up a motion of thought used in Katniss’ home region, District 12. Toward the finish of the visit, Peeta and Katniss plan for Peeta to propose during a broadcast meeting to conciliate the Capitol. They do it, yet President Snow shows to Katniss that it’s insufficient.

Katniss goes to meet Gale in the forested areas and discloses to him everything that took place. She needs to flee with their families, and Gale reveals to her that he cherishes her. At the point when she refers to the uprising, nonetheless, he says he needs to remain calm and battle. Katniss goes to tell Peeta, who consents to flee, however at that point, in the town’s principal square, they discover the authorities whipping Gale. As Gale recovers, Katniss acknowledges she adores him and chooses not to flee.

Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch prepare for the Games, and when the harvesting, or tribute choice, occurs, Peeta volunteers to go instead of Haymitch. They meet different tributes, the greater part of who has known each other for quite a long time, which makes the Games even more terrible since they despite everything need to kill one another. Katniss quickly loathes Finnick Odair, the male tribute from District 4, and Johanna Mason, the lady from District 7. She leans towards Wiress and Beetee and feeble tributes from District 3, and Mags, the eighty-year-elderly person from District 4. They meet the tributes on TV before they leave for the field, and President Snow makes Katniss wear a wedding dress. Cinna, Katniss’ beautician, rigs it, and during the meeting, it consumes with extreme heat, leaving Katniss in a Mockingjay outfit.

In the end, they see Johanna Mason drawing nearer with Wiress and Beetee. Johanna discloses to Katniss she spared them for her. Katniss understands that they spread the island out like a clock face, with each area containing an alternate assault activated at a set time. She recollects Plutarch Heavensbee discussing his watch as he indicated her the Mockingjay. She understands he was attempting to warn her about the field. They all head to the Cornucopia, which contains weapons, and keeping in mind that they’re stacking up a gathering of tributes sneaks up. One cuts Wiress’ throat before Katniss slaughters him. Finnick spares Peeta in the battle.

The gathering heads once again into the wilderness, and when Peeta needs to go gather water, Johanna won’t let him. Katniss understands that different tributes are attempting to keep Peeta alive. However, she doesn’t have the foggiest idea why. Simply then, Katniss hears what seems like her younger sibling shouting and surges off to discover it.

The Capitol made a jabber jay that impersonates any solid it hears. Finnick hears one that seems like a lady named “Annie.” Katniss later discovers that Annie is a victor from District 4 who went half-insane enduring her Games. Finnick remains fascinated with her. That night, Peeta reveals to Katniss she needs to get by for her family, and he and Katniss go through the night together holding one another and kissing.

The following morning, Beetee has an arrangement. At twelve, early afternoon and noon every day, lightning strikes a tree on the island. By running an exceptionally conductive wire, Beetee connects the tree to the sea. This created an enormous shock in the region of water, and whatever sand is wet. He figures the other outstanding tributes would move to the seashore if they left. Assuming this is the case, it would shock those tributes.

Ultimately, they disclose to Katniss they kept Peeta alive in the field simply because they realised she wouldn’t support them on the off chance that he passed on. They need her since she’s the Mockingjay, the image of the resistance. They failed to save Peeta and Johanna. The Capitol took them. Katniss assaults Haymitch, feeling objectified her and Peeta. She’s calmed, and when she comes to, Gale is there. He clarifies the Capitol began dropping bombs after the Games. He got her family out securely. Yet District 12 is no more.

Final Say on The Science Fiction Novel Catching Fire

This novel receives my ratings of 8.1/10 because the story is captivating and characters are so multidimensional. The story remained interesting until the end. Would I re-read the novel? No. Am I glad I read it? Yes

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