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What is a brief summary of Catching Fire?

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Catching Fire is the second installment in Suzanne Collins's dystopian series The Hunger Games

The book opens with Katniss and Peeta safely returned to their new victor homes in District 12. This rest is short-lived, however, when President Snow pays a visit to Katniss and demands that she use the victory tour as a platform to proclaim her love for Peeta in order to settle the unrest and rebellions that have been spreading throughout the other districts.

Katniss and Peeta go on the tour but end up witnessing tremendous violence at the hands of the Peacekeepers. Their return back to District 12 is no less bloody, with Gale being publicly whipped after an altercation with Romulus Thread, the new Head Peacekeeper. 

It is shortly thereafter announced that the 75th Hunger Games, known as the "Quarter Quell," will consist of previous winners of the Games as tributes. Katniss's name is drawn at the reaping, as well as Haymitch's; however, Peeta volunteers himself in Haymitch's place.


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