Essay about Catching Fire Book Report (Middle School)

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By Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is an action-fiction book by Suzanne Collins. It is 391 pages long and was published by Scholastic Press © 2009.

Catching Fire begins a few months after Katniss and Peeta won the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss is recovering from the Hunger Games and getting ready for the Victory Tour, an event where the victor of the last Hunger Games tours each of the twelve districts and the Capitol, ending with their home district. Before they leave, President Snow comes to Katniss’s house. He warns her that he’s watching her and doesn’t want to see any more rebellious acts. He says that he wants her to convince everyone in Panem, including him, that when she held out the nightlock it was an
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Haymitch wants them to select allies, but they're not really into it. They evaluate the other players, but Katniss really just wants to be alone with Peeta. On the last day of training, they have to face the Gamemakers alone and show off their skills. Both Katniss and Peeta do foolish and brave things. Peeta paints a picture of Rue after she died in the last Games, while Katniss hangs a stuffed figure and names it after the previous Head Gamemaker. They both score the highest "danger" rating in the evaluation. Peeta and Katniss get closer and closer. Then it's time for the last public event before the Games: interviews. At the televised interviews, each of the tributes takes a dig at the Capitol when it's his or her turn to talk. Katniss makes quite a sensation with her costume: she's wearing a wedding dress that transforms into a feathery mockingjay outfit. Her designer, Cinna, put himself in great danger by creating it. Then Peeta goes even further by telling the audience that he and Katniss are already married and that Katniss is pregnant. This really pulls the audience's heartstrings and fuels further unrest throughout Panem. It’s not enough to get them out of the Games though. They have a day of peace and then have to head to the arena. Haymitch wishes them luck and tells Katniss to remember who their real opponent is. Then Katniss and Peeta separate. Cinna goes with her as she is readied, finally, for the