Sunday, December 5, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is the second story in the Hunger Games series. It is about a girl named Katniss and takes place in North America some time in the future. Katniss has won the Hunger Games along with her on and off lover Peeta which angers the President of North America who sees this as a rebellion against his dictatorship. He gives Katniss an ultimatum she must convince him that her bold defiant move was really because they were in love and not just so they could survive and thus begins the story. Katniss must journey to North America's districts on the winners tour with Peeta to try and convince the President of their innocence. However, this plan fails and they are thrust back into the Hunger Games and must once again fight for there lives in the arena. Katniss and Peeta are able to survive long enough to put their rescue plan into effect and they are airlifted to District 13 which was thought to be destroyed but really was now a secret rebbelion center. The story ends here with Katniss about to be debriefed on how to overthrow the President's dictatorship and restore democracy to the world.

Do you think Katniss will succeed?

Will district 13 be able to overthrow the entire country?

16 comments:

Abby M. 1-2 said...

2. I think that with the rescources that they have as described in the summary, it is unlikely at this point that District 13 will succede in overthrowing the much larger and more powerful President of North America. However, for the sake of the story-line, Katniss and District 13 will probably rise against the odds and restore democracy to the country.

Kaitlyn K 7-8 said...

2. I think that District 13 qill be able to overthrow the entire country if they have the right resources and if the people work hard enough.

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Mia G. 1-2 said...

sure! why not? i really have no idea what this is all about, but yeah everyones always got a fair shot at things.

Andrew C 7-8 said...

2. Yes, I think that district 13 will work together to overthrow the dictatorship and restore democracy.

Ashlyn W. 7-8 said...

I think that district 13 will succeed in overthrowing the government. I think they will overcome the odds and succeed in restoring democracy in the country.

Avi D. 7/8 said...

2. There is no way one person can do all that change. The dictator in real life would prevail because of his power and the lack of support for the rebels. However as Abby pointed out the book will surely make sure that the rebels win against all odd.

Kyle N.1-2 said...

I think they will probably prevail eventually, but we don't get much of the actually background of the story. But seeing as its a story of hope, usually all things will end well, meaning they will succeed. I don't think they would overthrow the entire country though...but enough of it to make the country rebel against its dictator

Tyler W 1-2 said...

I think that with careful planning and strategical methods it is possible to overthrow a government.

Ashley B. 1-2 said...

I think They both will succeed because of all that the two have been through. They want revenge and to save later lives.

Josie D 7/8 said...

1. I think she may be able to suceed in overthrowing the president himself, but there will probably be difficulties with getting all of the Districts to agree to an issue.

Nicole H. 7-8 said...

I think they will succeed in the way of weakening the dictatorship enough for other rebels to overthrow the dictatorship and restore a democracy.

Sarah N. 7-8 said...

I agree that with the right resources it would be possible to overthrow the dictatorship. However, I agree with Kyle when he says that they would cause a rebellion against the dictator. It would be difficult to completely overthrow the dictatorship, but it is possible.

Renae G. 1-2 said...

I think district 13 will be able to overthrow the entire country if they put forth enough effort and planning.

Hannah J. 7-8 said...

I think katniss will suceed. if district 13 entices the interest of maost of the population and enough planning and effort are put in to it i think it will be able to overthrow the whole country.

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