Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

September 28th, 2015 by

[Note from Kidsmomo: This book is recommended for ages 12 and up. If you want to give your parents more info on this series, send them here.]

Submitted by Julia, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was fabulous. It had a lot of action, especially when Katniss went back into the games. It also had some romance, and a bit of violence as well. I suggest reading the first book as well. I didn’t find anything wrong with the book, but the violence might be a bit much for some people.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

December 19th, 2014 by

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Submitted by Rhiannon, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

Katniss and Petta thought their lives where back to normal. But one year later they are thrown into something even more deadly than the hunger games. A hunger games with people that have already won it. It’s the third quarter quell and Katniss and Pettas names are drawn again and they are throw into the games. They are facing people that are highly skilled and old hags. I hope you enjoy this book I know I did.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

July 21st, 2014 by

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Submitted by Olivia, Age 11 from Florida

Rating: ★★★★★

In the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss and Peeta are sent back to the arena to fight to the death with people who have already won the Hunger Games. This book is action packed and more violent than the first book. During the story, some of the districts are starting to rebel against the Capital. This book has a really good cliffhanger at the end, so be prepared to read the third book!

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

July 11th, 2014 by

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Submitted by Shelby, Age 13 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

A little better than the first, and so many plot twists. Loved it!!

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

January 11th, 2014 by

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Submitted by Emma, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Catching Fire is filled with lots of action. In the book Peeta and Katniss have to go back to the Hunger Games. They have to compete with the winners of the other Hunger Games. My favorite part is when during the interviews Katniss’s wedding dress turns into a Mocking Jay dress. If you like books with action then you will love Catching Fire.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

December 24th, 2013 by

[Note from Kidsmomo: This book is recommended for ages 12 and up. If you want to give your parents more info on this series, send them here.]

Submitted by Colton, Age 14 from Wisconsin

Rating: ★★★★★

Katniss Everdeen has returned home from a highly unanticipated victory in the Hunger Games. Different rules apply in the Quarter Quell of the 75th Hunger Games and any existing victors are once again picked in the reaping. Now after only one year, Katniss and her partner Peeta Melark face the reaping once again.

Kidsmomo at the Catching Fire Movie

November 24th, 2013 by

TICK TOCK. TICK TOCK. Finally, more than one year after the first movie, the time has actually arrived… opening weekend for the new Catching Fire movie!

As pretty much everyone in pre-Panem America knows, the film is based on the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Both the new movie and the books are meant for kids ages 12 and up. Because, you know, extremely upsetting and graphic violence.

But if you’re already a fan of the books, then you’re probably planning to see Catching Fire in theaters — and we think you’ll like what you see!

As die-hard District 12 supporters, we saw the movie on opening night, wearing our Mockingjay pins, of course.

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Amazingly, the film actually lived up to our high expectations, based on our enjoyment of the first movie and our undying love for the books.

Don’t get us wrong — they left out A LOT of good stuff. But if you’re into the book series, then you’ll probably still have a great time watching Catching Fire come to life on the big screen.

Also, there’s considerably less violence than in the first movie — which was good for Karen, who normally avoids suspenseful films at all costs. Even so, she still spent a good portion of the film with her legs literally trembling from anxiety, as there’s obviously still lots of tension and bloodshed. And this time, there’s violence outside the arena that is pretty darned disturbing. (Don’t forget the movie is rated PG-13!)

Btw, if you feel like the Hunger Games series is not for you (because, you know, extremely upsetting and graphic violence), then we definitely suggest checking out Suzanne Collins’ other series, The Underland Chronicles (also known as “the Gregor books”).

But if you did watch the new Catching Fire movie, leave a comment below and share your review. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Or let us know if you’re planning to see the movie, and what you’re looking forward to most! Finnick, perhaps? 🙂

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have a very busy schedule watching Katniss/Peeta/Gale cast interviews online…

— Karen (District 8, textiles) and Nancy (District 3, electronics)

kidsmomo_catchingfiremovie-pinsKaren and Nancy added Catching Fire to their calendars the minute the release date was announced. Now, the countdown to November 21, 2014 for Mockingjay Part 1 begins…

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

January 24th, 2013 by

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Submitted by aly, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

i am already on page 80 and i just got this book, and its amazing! it is a very good sequal to the hungergames! i can’t wait to see the movie!! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

January 6th, 2013 by

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Submitted by Rachel, Age 12 from New York
Rating: ★★★★★

This book is great! It is such a good sequal to The Hunger Games. Don’t forget to read the third book in the series. This is the best series ever!!!

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

February 22nd, 2012 by

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Submitted by caleb, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

i think all kids would enjoy the hunger games seris . in catching fire there is the quarter quell and katniss everdeen finds out wether district thirteen exists or not you should read this book if you like war books. the hunger games trilagey is the best series i have ever read