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Catching Fire: Introduction
Catching Fire: Plot Summary
Catching Fire: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Catching Fire: Themes
Catching Fire: Quotes
Catching Fire: Characters
Catching Fire: Symbols
Catching Fire: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Suzanne Collins
Historical Context of Catching Fire
Other Books Related to Catching Fire
- Full Title: Catching Fire
- Where Written: Sandy Hook, Connecticut, United States
- When Published: September 1, 2009
- Literary Period: The young adult “boom” of the 2000s
- Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult
- Setting: Various parts of the country of Panem (a futurist North America)
- Climax: Katniss shoots an arrow at the force field surrounding the Hunger Games arena
- Antagonist: President Coriolanus Snow
- Point of View: First person, from Katniss’s point of view
Extra Credit for Catching Fire
A woman of her Time: It’s no mystery that Suzanne Collins has had a major influence on world culture in the 2000s and 2010s. In 2010, Time Magazine made it official by placing her on its prestigious list of the world’s 100 most influential people, alongside Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and Oprah Winfrey!
From famous to mega-famous: In late 2010, it was announced that the Hunger Games books would be adapted into films, starring Jenifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Collins was heavily involved in the filming process. Catching Fire, the second film, grossed almost one billion dollars, and was the most financially successful film featuring a female lead in cinematic history.