Thursday, April 3, 2014

A to Z: Letter C


CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
The Second Book in the Hunger Games Series published in 2009.
Adapted to film in 2013.

Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.


I read the entire series and enjoyed them. The movies, which usually are never as good as the book were entertaining!

Trivia: What famous actor plays President Snow in The Hunger Game Movies?


Trivia Answer from yesterday is John 3:16: For God so Loved the World He sent Us His Only Begotten Son

Thanks to Arlee Bird for creating this Challenge. Press Here for the linky list.


33 comments:

  1. Keith Sutherland. I really enjoyed all the Hunger Games books. I've also enjoyed the two movies, and am looking forward to the last one!

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  2. I think I'm the only person in the world who hasn't read this whole trilogy or seen the movies. I am so out of touch LOL.

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  3. Donald Sutherland plays him. I have not read the third book yet, but my daughter is patiently waiting for me to so she can read it.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. I liked the third book better than the second.

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  4. I got the Bible verse right!
    And it was Donald Sutherland.

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  5. I also loved this trilogy. I think the third book is actually my favorite (Mockingjay), but Catching Fire was very good, too. And I also am enjoying the movies. I am horrible with names and could only come up with President Snow's LAST name, but as soon as I saw Brandon and Alex's answer I knew that was correct.

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  6. Since I won't be doing the HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY again until May, here is the link to that video. I hope that you like it...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xxRvSp5KCg

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  7. I haven't seen this yet. Is it me or am I the only one that when I see Donald Sutherland all I can think of is the ending to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where he points and does that funky noise?

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  8. I loved the Hunger games trilogy, though I didn't catch the movies.

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    1. Books are better, but the movie's are okay.

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  9. You may gasp and ever call me names, but I have never read nor seen the hunger game movies.

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  10. My favorite was definitely the second book in the series. The first was really good too, but this one took what was good and raised it another notch. The plot twists were epic!

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  11. I liked this series, but Catching Fire was the book I enjoyed the least. For me, The Hunger Games was the best book. I think the movies have been pretty good adaptations, which doesn't always happen.

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  12. I haven't read this series. I saw the first movie, but didn't enjoy it. I think I may be one of the only people in America who isn't a fan. lol!

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    1. And that's okay. They're not for everyone.

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  13. Read the books and watched the movies because my daughter wanted me to but I not a fan of the YA books that have the adults as weak characters who let their children die. They did do a good job of making the movies follow the books.

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    1. My daughter was appalled when she saw the movie! And she never read the books.

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  14. I haven't read these books. I'll wait and watch all of the movies together.

    Kay
    Love Bites and Silk

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    1. We sometimes have Harry Potter Marathon's and Star War's Marathons and so on...

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  15. Yup, I love these, too. I think I actually went on an obsessive, crazy hunt to five bookstores because no one had 'Catching Fire', and I was desperate to read it!

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    1. I totally understand. I did the same thing.

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  16. I think they are doing a great job with adapting the movies from the books.

    Yvonne

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  17. I use this series wile teaching fiction. Great craft in the writing.

    Damyanti Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2014, Latest Post

    Twitter: @damyantig
    #atozchallenge

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  18. I'm one of those rare people who hasn't read or seen The Hunger Games. I haven't read or seen something as popular as Harry Potter either, though, so...yeah. I'm so pop-culture deficient, haha!

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  19. The Hunger Games series is by far one of my favourite series ever :D The first movie was good, but the second movie was just amazing. I'm so glad they changed directors.

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