abandoned quality with no fire on the hearth, no cloth on the table. I mourn my old life here. We barely scraped by, but I knew where I fit in, I knew what my place . 4 | P a g e Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins I think of Gale, who is only really alive in the woods, with its fresh air and sunlight and clean, flowing water. I don't. The Hunger Games was the first title in the series, and Catching Fire is the second. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, is the second in a series of books that starts with NL–ENG.K– Reading for Perspective. Languages Arts: English.

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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading . And the Capitol wants revenge. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger. The Catching Fire Unit Plan consists of several components, which you can use in Everything needed to teach Catching Fire is included with this unit plan. In English. Portale di risorse gratuite per chi insegna e chi studia la lingua .pdf. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire .pdf) English for pastry cooks and bakers.

Katniss gets Gale home to her mother for healing. He's barely alive, and Katniss is conflicted. She's losing her identity. She still feels caught between Gale and Peeta.

Over time, she gathers herself and realizes she has to keep fighting against the Capitol; she's can't just run away. Haymitch advises that she and Peeta continue with their wedding plans. Another day, Katniss goes into the woods for some peace and quiet, but runs into some strangers who show her a mockingjay sign.

Katniss finds out that the two strangers are rebels from District 8 on their way to Katniss thinks that the Capitol destroyed District 13 long ago, but the others say it's been rebuilt.

She sends them on their way, but can't shake the info they've given her.

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She tries to go home from the woods and realizes she's trapped outside by an electric fence. The administration is trying to get her into trouble. She has to think quickly and outwits them, but hurts herself in the process. While she's recovering, she finds out more about District After several months, another political event looms and Katniss has to pose for wedding pictures.

She's been gathering clues that many districts are rebelling and shares it with Haymitch.


Before they can do much about it, though, they receive strange news. The next Hunger Games are announced, a special version called the Quarter Quell.

The Quells celebrate anniversaries and are extra gnarly versions of regular Games. In this one, the 75th Games, former winners will have to re-enter the arena.

This means Katniss has to go back and risk almost certain death for the second time. Katniss does what any normal person would do: she goes into hysterics. She and Peeta both go to see Haymitch and they all commiserate. Two out of the three of them are going back to the arena. Katniss makes Haymitch promise he'll help her save Peeta's life this time around. The next day, Peeta turns into a taskmaster and pushes them all to start prepping for the Quarter Quell.

They work out to get into shape and strategize as much as they can. Then the Games arrive. Katniss and Peeta are sent off straightaway.

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Both are glum. They have some time together as they travel to the Capitol for pre-Games events, and they use that time to strategize further. They study previous Games and how other tributes won. In the Capitol, Katniss' prep team, including her stylist Cinna, pretty her up. She and Peeta head to the opening ceremonies of the Games dressed like smoldering coals.

They are a huge hit. They also meet some of their opponents, like the handsome and dangerous Finnick and the off-kilter Johanna.

Then Katniss and Peeta have a bit of time to train for the Games. 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. Katniss wakes up en route to District 13 with Finnick, Beetee, and Haymitch. She learns from Haymitch and Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gamekeeper, that there has been a plan to rescue Katniss, now the living symbol of the rebellion.

Enraged that Peeta, along with Joanna and tribute Enobaria, have been captured by the Capitol, and for not being confined with the plan, Katniss attacks Haymitch.

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She later learns from Gale that, though her family and some other residents have escaped, District 12 has been destroyed. Themes[ edit ] The main themes of Catching Fire include survival, sacrifice, and the conflict between interdependence and independence.

They are both helping each other to survive. As a matter of fact, they want the other one to survive more than they do themselves.

After suppressing the first rebellion, the Capitol establishes rules in order to restrict and control the citizens' lives. Examples noted by Dill include that, "the 75th annual Hunger Games have 'new' rules that cause Katniss and Peeta to be in danger once again.

More 'Peacekeepers' are placed in districts to diminish any hope that the citizens started to have after the last Hunger Games. Other themes in the book include morality, obedience, sacrifice, redemption, love, and law.

An eBook version was also published on June 3, Publishers Weekly wrote, "If this second installment spends too much time recapping events from book one, it doesn't disappoint when it segues into the pulse-pounding action readers have come to expect.

She has written a sequel that improves upon the first book. As a reader, I felt excited and even hopeful: could it be that this series and its characters were actually going somewhere? Katniss is forced to wear a wedding dress for her interview, as mandated by the president, but her designer adds a feature that has her turn into a mocking jay, which has become the symbol of the rebellion.

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Despite all attempts by the contenders to discourage the games , however, the President insists that they proceed regardless. The games are far more eventful and suspenseful due to the rules enforced during the Quarter Quell. There are random events that occur during the games intended to spur more violence, and frequently we see other contenders working to save both Peeta and Katniss; leaving Katniss both confused and suspicious.

Closer to the end of the novel, the allies come up with a plan to defeat the careers, but during this time Peeta disappears. Katniss puts the plan into action and destroys the force field barrier, causing an explosion and her to go unconscious.

She awakes on a shuttle and learns that there has been a plan going on behind the scenes to preserve her life as she is now a symbol of the rebellion.

This can be seen as both a positive and a negative aspect, positive as it leaves a lot to your imagination which makes for a more personal understanding of the situations.Then the Games arrive.

This can be a good starting point for parents and children to talk about the rights and wrongs of war. I wonder if Effie will still be wearing that silly pink wig, or if she'll be sporting some other unnatural color especially for the Victory Tour. Both are glum. The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.

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