Catching Fire Summary
Katniss Everdeen sits in the woods at dawn, dreading the notion of returning home, where she knows camera crews will be arriving. Katniss checks the snare line she set.
Her family can afford to buy meat since Katniss won the last Hunger Games. Katniss imagines Gale descending into the mines in an elevator and thinks of how her father was killed in a mine blast. Peeta is there, and he and Katniss exchange a few strained words. Haymitch says they have to warm up to each other before the cameras show up.
When Katniss gets home, she finds President Snow waiting for her. He worries that it could encourage people to revolt.
President Snow says he knows how Katniss really feels about Peeta, and that she sneaks into the woods on Sundays with Gale. It reminds her that one Sunday, after the Hunger Games, when the media attention finally faded, she went into the woods and saw Gale there. He kissed her.
Eventually the prep team arrives that will get her ready to be on camera. Every 25 years there is a more elaborate and brutal version of the Games, and this year is the 75th anniversary. When Katniss is ready she goes downstairs and meets Cinna, her stylist and a close friend.
She has been talking to Cinna on the phone to work on her talent, something every victor is supposed to develop.
SparkNotes users wanted!
Cinna and Katniss worked out an agreement where she says her talent is clothing design and he does all the work. They fall into the snow and kiss.
Then they, along with Haymitch, Effie, and the cameras, go to the train station and begin their tour. Eventually Katniss tells Haymitch she needs to talk, and when they find a safe place, she reveals everything that happened with President Snow. Haymitch says she has no choice but to act as if she and Peeta are truly in love, and not just for the length of the tour: They have to continue the act indefinitely and ultimately get married.
Many of the changes have been significant.
Catching Fire Homework Help Questions
They live in a new house in a different part of town reserved for winners of the Hunger Games. Katniss even has new clothing.
Meanwhile, the rest of the town is the same as it always was. Artboard Created with Sketch. Themes Motifs Symbols Key Facts.
Important Quotations Explained. Summary Chapters Page 1 Page 2.
Summary: Chapter 1 Katniss Everdeen sits in the woods at dawn, dreading the notion of returning home, where she knows camera crews will be arriving. Previous section Plot Overview Next page Chapters page 2.
Test your knowledge Take the Chapters 1—3 Quick Quiz. Questions Can You Answer Correctly? Catching Fire: Popular pages. Take a Study Break.