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Catching Fire ()

From Avery Judd:

The girl on fire is a burning inferno not to be contained. Even after she leaves the arena, night mirrors brutally intwine her restless sleep. She believes that nothing will be the same and finds herself wishing that she had died in the games. Katniss Everdeen is not to be trusted, like a fire that is not to be left alone to keep on burning. When she goes on a victory tour, she realizes what power she has and what she really did the moment she lifted those berries to her mouth. She realizes what she has really done and what she, and others will pay because of it. Now the Quarter Quell is happening, the 75th Hunger Games and an unexpected twist in the reaping is turning her world upside down and returning her to a new set of horrors while the last ones still haunt her and follow her every move. How do you catch a girl on fire? Extinguish her.


Grade: (A+)


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Suzanne Collins (2 books reviewed)
Children's Books
Suzanne Collins Links:

    -WIKIPEDIA: Suzanne Collins
    -FILMOGRAPHY: Suzanne Collins (IMDB)
    -WIKIPEDIA: The Hunger Games
    -BOOK SITE: Hunger Games (Scholastic Books)
    -BOOK SITE: The Hunger Games (uk)
    -GOOGLE BOOK: The Hunger Games
    -PROFILE: Suzanne Collins’s War Stories for Kids (SUSAN DOMINUS, 4/08/11, NY Times Magazine)
    -INTERVIEW: A Killer Story: An Interview with Suzanne Collins, Author of 'The Hunger Games': Suzanne Collins's 'The Hunger Games' has plenty of blood, guts, and heart (Rick Margolis, 09/01/2008, School Library Journal)
    -INTERVIEW: A riveting return to the world of ‘The Hunger Games’ (Interview by Deborah Hopkinson , BookPage)
    -PROFILE: How Has 'Hunger Games' Author Suzanne Collins' Life Changed? (HILLEL ITALIE | 09/23/10, AP)
    -ESSAY: Jesus in 'The Hunger Games': In the face of persistent and pervasive darkness, hope shines through the cracks. (Amy Simpson, 3/22/2012, Christianity Today)
    -ESSAY: The Zero Sum Games (Stephen J. Heaney, March 20, 2012, Public Discourse)
    -ESSAY: The 'Games' We Play — In Panem, And Here (SHANA NAOMI KROCHMAL, 3/20/12, NPR)
    -ESSAY: ‘The Hunger Games’ guide to Panem: Your ticket to catching up on the newest pop culture phenomenon : What you need to know about Katniss, the districts, the Capitol, the Games and more (CRISTINA EVERETT AND ETHAN SACKS, 3/19/12, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
    -DISCUSSION: Dystopian domination: A Hunger Games roundtable (Mark Medley Mar 20, 2012, National Post)
    -ESSAY: Save My Kid From ‘The Hunger Games’: Should I be worried that my 12-year-old daughter is obsessed with a tale of teens fighting to the death? (Jaime Remo, 3/22/12, Daily Beast)
    -ESSAY: Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" Illustrates the Horrors of Big Government (John Tamny, 3/22/12, Forbes)
    -ESSAY: Part Thoreau, Part Princess: How The Hunger Games combines the wilderness survival tale with the Cinderella story—and subverts them both. (Stephen Burt, March 22, 2012, Slate)
    -PROFILE: Artist behind 'The Hunger Games' (Amy S. Rosenberg, 3/20/12, Philadelphia Inquirer)
    -ESSAY: The Economics of The Hunger Games: Could any real country have an economy like Panem’s? Actually, yes. (Matthew Yglesias, March 22, 2012, Slate)
    -ESSAY: 'Hunger Games' shoots arrows at big government, big media, hits bullseye (James P. Pinkerton, March 22, 2012,
    -ESSAY: Bear Grylls Teaches Us How to Survive The Hunger Games: Pop culture's foremost survivalist on the secrets to enduring the ultimate test. You know the deal: Get ready to drink your own urine (STELIOS PHILI, March 23, 2012, GQ)
    -ESSAY: 'The Hunger Games': There Won't Be Blood (RICHARD LAWSON, MAR 23, 2012, Atlantic)
    -REVIEW ESSAY: Secular Scapegoats and 'The Hunger Games' (Jordan Ballor, Acton)
    -REVIEW ESSAY: Appetite for Destruction: Just in time for The Hunger Games—based on the massive post-Twilight best-seller—Tom Carson explains the lurid thrill of this teen-lit franchise. Kids slaughtering kids! Woo-hoo! (TOM CARSON, March 2012, GQ)
    -ESSAY: "The Hunger Games" vs. "Twilight": Which young-adult crossover hit series has the most empowered heroine? You'd be surprised (Laura Miller, 9/05/10, Salon)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Barnes & Noble Review)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (John Green, NY Times Book Review)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Lev Grossman, TIME)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Deborah Hopkinson , BookPage)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Laura Miller, The New Yorker)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Yvonne Zipp, CS Monitor)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Mary-Liz Shaw, Journal Sentinel)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games (Brittney Brown, BlogCritics)
    -REVIEW: of The Hunger Games Aaron Tessier, BSC Review()
    -REVIEW: of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (GABRIELLE ZEVIN, NY Times Book Review)
    -REVIEW: of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Katie Roiphe, NY Times Book Review)
    -REVIEW: of Mockingjay (Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY)
    -REVIEW: of Mockingjay (Publishers Weekly)
    -REVIEW: of Mockingjay (Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times)
    -REVIEW: of Mockingjay (Todd VanDerWerff, AV Club)
    -REVIEW: of Mockingjay (Patricia Chasteen, Epoch Times)
    -REVIEW: of Mockingjay (Kathy Morrison, McClatchy-Tribune Newspapers )

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