The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire by Eva Kreitman

Jennifer Lawrence was born here in Louisville, causing lots of excitement with the students here at Collegiate. She ended up playing the lead in The Hunger Games, which premiered March 23, 2012, and she will also be starring in Catching Fire, the second movie in The Hunger Games series.

16 year old Katniss Everdeen lives in a futuristic world known as Panem. Panem consists of 12 districts, mostly poor, that are controlled by the rich Capitol. Each year, a boy and girl are taken from the districts to compete in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a bloody battle between the 24 tributes, televised all around Panem, to remind the citizens never to rebel against the Capitol. Katniss must protect her family and friends back home in District 12, while being a tribute in the Hunger Games, for the second time.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a story of survival, protection and romance. Written by Suzanne Collins and directed by Francis Lawrence, the Catching Fire movie is coming out on November 22.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Catching Fire was rated PG-13 and received 3.5 stars.

Again, many middle school students are very enthusiastic about the new movie. Sixth grader Layne Kramer told me that she was definitely ready to see Catching Fire and hoped it was true to the book. “I loved the way the first Hunger Games movie displayed the graphics, noting the audience’s sensitivity. As long as you’ve read Catching Fire, the movie should be enjoyable.”

Eva Kreitman is in the 6th grade at Louisville Collegiate School.

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