Catching Fire begins with Katniss and Peeta back in their new homes in the victors’ village in District 12 before they go on a victory tour in every District and in the Capitol. When the first book ended, we all know that a happily ever after wasn’t waiting for Katniss back home, and her fear that the Capitol will retaliate because of the berries became real when President Snow himself came to her house to threaten her and Gale’s life. Now she has to marry Peeta to convince Panem of their love, but will that be enough to convince President Snow? She denies her feelings for Gale but in this book, everyone else can see that she loves him. They can’t hunt in the woods together anymore because Gale has to work in the mines to earn a living for his family. We see more manifestations of oppression of the Capitol when they start their victory tour, particularly in District 11, where Katniss witnessed a man being shot by peacekeepers and heard a few more gunshots after her speech stirred the people in District 11. To the point that Katniss thinks District 12 is a much better place to live in than the other districts because they have more freedom. However, that changes when a new peacekeeper arrives. The book starts out slow but that didn't affect my overall satisfaction with it, I thought it was still as suspenseful as The Hunger Games, and there's a good surprise in the end. My favorite part would have to be when they finally found out how Haymitch won the Quarter Quell games. Woody Harrelson did an outstanding job portraying Haymitch and after watching the movie (I suggest you watch The Hunger Games movie first before reading Catching Fire), and reading how he won, Haymitch has become one of my favorite characters!