Everyone stares at me in disbelief. Then I give aslight bow and walk straight toward the exit without beingdismissed. As I stride toward the elevator, I fling my bow to one sideand my quiver to the other. I brush past the gaping Avoxeswho guard the elevators and hit the number twelve buttonwith my fist. The doors slide together and I zip upward. I ac-tually make it back to my floor before the tears start runningdown my cheeks.
Catching Fire , the second novel in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, takes off six months after the victors of the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen , and Peeta Mellark, have resumed life back in District The Hunger Games is a competition in which each of the twelve districts sends a female and a male tribute to a fight to the death in a televised event for food and money. The novel has also been adapted into a film directed by Francis Lawrence; a partial cast list is shown above. We rejoin the protagonists, Katniss, and Peeta, in District 12 now living across the road from each other. On the day they are meant to begin their tour of Panem, President Snow visits Katniss and warns her that her actions in the previous Hunger Games are causing unrest in the districts.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games , starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates brand-new recordings of all three titles in the worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy from Suzanne Collins! The Hunger Games was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than consecutive weeks more than five consecutive years , and there are more than million copies of all three books in the trilogy, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire , and Mockingjay , in print and digital formats worldwide. Foreign publishing rights for The Hunger Games Trilogy have been sold in 54 languages to 52 territories to date.
Why am I not dead? I should be dead. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed.
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Search this site. Flames are spreading. And the Capitol wants revenge. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale.
Switch to English sign up. Phone or email. Don't remember me. Christina Robinson Post. Losing means certain death. The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts.