Summary of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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For my book report I chose “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins. Catching Fire is set in a alternative universe that is set up in a way a monarchy would function there is the king or a president who is a cold hearted human being named President Snow. Then there are the nobles or in this situation the capital people, the capital people are wealthy and they dress outrageously just so people can distinguish them from non wealthy people. Lastly skipping the presents you have the slaves or the districts there are twelve districts and each district specializes in a different trade or the manufacture of different products such as fabric and coal miming. For example district four specializes in catching sea food and district five is lumber…show more content…
The Quarter Quell always houses a change in the rules to celebrate the landmark, for example, the 50th games had twice as many competitors as normal. The twist to the Quarter Quell this time around is all competitors will be previous victors. Because Katniss knows Peeta will not let Haymitch compete and she is the only female victor in District 12, she will be competing against Peeta. She instantly pledges she will do whatever it takes to save Peeta, even though she knows that will ultimately result in her death. Peeta and Katniss now head to the Capitol for training. It is a much different scene then the first time around. They get a chance to meet their fellow tributes at this time. Haymitch tells Katniss and Peeta their best shot is to form an alliance with other victors. Katniss decides she wants to team up with the reputable Finnick Odair who comes with Mags, his eighty year old mentor, Beetee and Wiress from District 3 who are incredibly smart, however lacking in social skills and Johanna Mason a feisty victor from District 7. The evening of pre-game interviews arrives. Peeta announces at the interviews that he and Katniss are already married and are expecting a child, which of course is a lie in a last attempt to get others to save her. The time for the games has now arrived. When the competitors rise into the arena, it is revealed it consists of mainly water. Katniss instantly goes to the weapon pile and retrieves a bow and arrows. Katniss and her

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