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Catching Fire Book Review

Catching Fire Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 10, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

After surviving the Hunger Games, Katnisss troubles are far from over. She has sparked a rebellion and the Capital will do anything to take her down. Check out Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Author: Suzanne Collins

You’d think winning the Hunger Games would have made Katniss’s hard life in District 12 a whole lot easier—a big house for her family, plenty of food, admiration from her community. But she got a little more than she bargained for after cleverly outwitting the gamemakers.

The Survival Pact

When she and Peeta (the male competitor from her district) were the only survivors left in the arena, they refused to kill each other. Instead, they threatened to eat poisonous berries, killing themselves and leaving the Hunger Games without a winner. To prevent disaster, the capital made history and announced both Katniss and Peeta as winners.

Fake Love

Now Katniss is paying for her trickery. President Snow fears that her survival tactic in the arena will cause a rebellion throughout the 12 districts of Panem. He forces Katniss to continue playing up the strategy that she and Peeta used to win fans in the arena—pretend to be in love. But this is not an easy feat. Her fake relationship with Peeta is damaging her friendship (and secret love) with Gale, her childhood best friend.

Walking On Thin Ice

If Katniss doesn’t keep up her end of the bargain, more than her own life will be at stake. The capital will hurt the people she loves: her mother, her little sister, Gale…even Gale’s family. But it seems her small act of rebellion has already caused an uprising in many of the districts. And Katniss’s game token, a mockingjay pin, has become the symbol of rebellion.

The Bottom Line

Catching Fire builds on the drama and barbarism of The Hunger Games. It’s more exciting, more intense, and the evolving relationships are more intriguing. This series is amazing. And lucky for fans…there’s still more to come!

Catching Fire Rating: 5

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Fairkss
Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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Fairkss
There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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nqme posted in Debating:
I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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That's because of our own human nature. We often value ourselves more than anyone else. Everybody affects everybody indirectly. People value progress over everything. One day the world will come crashing down, and with this crumbling and twisted society with it. Want to make a difference? Well, it's not too late to start.
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Fairkss
Fairkss posted in Say Anything:
I really hate how society is built. I really hate how unaccepting people are and how we have gotten this far due to sacrifices and inflicting pain on others. Why do we do this to our own kind? ​We are just destroying ourselves because we are unable to understand why some people do what they do. Why can't we just accept people for how they are? They're heart and their soul. I know the world can't be perfect but honestly right now the world isn't okay. Of course I'm just a kid so whatever I say won't matter but anyways that's just what has been on my mind lately :)
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