Girl talk. That thing I’ve always been so bad at. Opinions on clothes, hair, makeup. So I lie. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
'Oh, I think we can count on it being unbearable wherever I am.' [Haymitch] nods at the bottle. 'Can I have that back now?'
‘No,’ I say, wrapping my arms around it. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
From the bag I pull two fresh buns with a layer of cheese baked into the top. We always seem to have a supply of these since Peeta found out they were my favorite. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Life in District 12 isn’t really so different from life in the arena. At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
As far as I can tell, they never get up before noon unless there’s some sort of national emergency, like my leg hair. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
In fact, all three are so readily respectful and nice to my mother that I feel bad about how I go around feeling so superior to them. Who knows who I would be or what I would talk about if I’d been raised in the Capitol? Maybe my biggest regret would be having feathered costumes at my birthday party, too. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
But all I can say is, ‘Take a bath, Haymitch.’ Then I swing out the window, drop to the ground, and head across the green to my house. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
I hunt. He bakes. Haymitch drinks. We have our own ways to stay busy, to keep thoughts of our time as contestants in the Hunger Games at bay. — Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock. Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
In Catching Fire, the second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before … and surprising readers at every turn.