“Catching Fire”, by Suzanne Collins is the second book in the hunger games trilogy. It is about a young girl named Katniss Everdeen who is called back“Catching Fire”, by Suzanne Collins is the second book in the hunger games trilogy. It is about a young girl named Katniss Everdeen who is called back into the bloodthirsty Hunger Games. In the Hunger Games, one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts are chosen to fight in the arena. In the previous hunger games Katniss made the change the rules, so that two victors were allowed to live. This year Katniss has to go back into the arena. The Capitol is trying to get revenge, but she just wants to keep herself and Peeta alive. At the start of the book, President Snow arrives at her house before the victors tour. He says that because of her ideas, other districts have started uprisings which could lead to revolutions. He tells her that she must fix this.
One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Katniss finds out that she has to go back into the Hunger Games. In this scene Katniss gets very upset as she remembers all of the horrific memories from the last Hunger Games. Normally victors do not have to participate in the games a second time. But that year was the quarter quell. Two victors, one male, one female, from each district had to go back into the area. As she is the only female victor from district 12, she is made to go back and fight for her life again. I enjoyed this scene because it was described very well. I really understood how Katniss must have felt when she found it out.
Another scene which I found very interesting was when, Katniss finds out that the arena is like a clock. She finds out that the arena is split into twelve different part. Depending on the hour one part of the jungle becomes a deadly place. Katniss tries to figure out which part does what. But every time she gets close to figuring it out the game-makers spin the arena. I really like reading this scene because it was an important part in the book. This was one of the parts which tied the whole story together. It was very interesting and wasn’t something that I expected in the story....more
*spoiler alert* The Abduction by John Grisham is a very interesting, gripping and absorbing book. It is about a young boy, Theodore Boone, whose best f*spoiler alert* The Abduction by John Grisham is a very interesting, gripping and absorbing book. It is about a young boy, Theodore Boone, whose best friend, April Finnemore, has been abducted. In a small, sleepy town of Strattenburg, where nothing very interesting takes place, the news of April’s disappearance spreads like wildfire. The police show up at Theodore's house in the middle of the night, and question him about April’s whereabouts. As he was the last one to speak to April they thought he might have known where she ahd gone. The police and the detectives all think that April has been kidnapped by Jack Leeper, a criminal who has recently escaped prison and has been spotted in Strattenburg. Jack Leeper was April’s pen pal while he was in prison and she had found out the he was a distant relative. Theodore is desperate to find his friend so everyday after school he goes and searches for April in the streets of Strattenburg. I really enjoyed reading the scene when Theodore thought that Jack Leeper had murdered April. This scene was interesting because it was very suspenseful. One evening he saw a body being pulled out from the river. He could not make out who it was but he dreaded it might be April. The police and detectives examine the body. The body looked like it had been thrown into the river a few days ago as it was already rotting. I liked reading this scene because it had a lot of suspense. The author does an outstanding job of convincing the reader that it is indeed April’s body. The build-up held my attention and I could not put down the book. Throughout this part of the book the author kept making me think that it was April’s body. Another one of my favorite scenes was when Theodore and his Uncle rescue April from her father. Theodore suspects that April would probably have gone with her father. He made many phone calls and examined many pictures to figure out where her father’s band is playing. As his parents were out of town, his supportive Uncle drove him down to where he thought April was. He found her and immediately brought her back home and explained to her what had happened while she was gone. April was completely oblivious to what had gone on in Strattenburg. She thought that when her father took her he had explained to her mother and the school beforehand. I enjoyed this part of the book because it summed up the entire book and it was a very simple but interesting ending to the mystery. ...more