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  • Catching Fire

    I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air. My muscles are clenched tight against the cold. If a pack of wild dogs were to appear at this moment, the odds of scaling a tree before they attacked are not in my favor. I should get up, move around, and work the stiffness from my limbs. But instead I sit, as motionless as the rock beneath me, while the dawn begins to lighten the woods. I can't fight the sun. I can only watch

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  • The Hunger Games Fire

    The themes and setting of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire can be connected for teen readers to many pieces of classic literature that are required reading for high school students. Greek legend tells how King Minos of Crete demanded that seven Athenian boys and seven Athenian girls be sacrificed in the labyrinth of the Minotaur until the hero Theseus volunteered to go in the place of one of the youths and was able to slay the monster. In The Grapes of Wrath, set in the Dust Bowl years.

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  • Mocking Jay

    I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather. This is where the bed I shared with my sister, Prim, stood. Over there was the kitchen table. The bricks of the chimney, which collapsed in a charred heap, provide a point of reference for the rest of the house. How else could I orient myself in this sea of gray?. Almost nothing remains of District 12. A month ago, the Capitol's firebombs obliterated the poor coal miners' houses in the Seam, the shops in the town, even the Justice Building.

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