Soft Cover. New York: Scholastic Press, 2009. Near Fine.
Advance reader's copy, first printing. Publisher's red pictorial wrappers, lettered in metallic silver, publisher's slip laid in. A near fine copy with only very minor creasing to corners of front wrapper. The second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire picks up the story as Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist, must once again compete in the Hunger Games, this time against other previous victors. In a surprising twist, the competitors work together to end the games early and escape in an act of rebellion against the Capitol. Notably, critical reception for this book was overwhelmingly positive, garnering praise from The New York Times and winning the fourth spot on Time magazine's list of the top 100 novels of 2009. In 2013, Catching Fire was made into a film of the same name and stands as the most well-received and highest-grossing film in the series.