Friday, July 06, 2012
Reading the Hunger Games
I just finished the second book in the Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire, and started the third book, Mockingjay. As anticipated, there is a spirit of rebellion in the Divisions because of Katniss' act of defiance at the Hunger Games that took place in book 1. Even though there are unexpected twists and turns in books 2 and 3, they did not hold my interest as much as book 1. Without giving away too much, I am going to just say that I did not like that the writer took us back into the arena for yet another Hunger Games in book 2. In book 3, the Capitol strikes back at the revolutionaries and there is outright rebellion with Katniss as the symbolic Mockingjay. The story is not exciting but I am sticking to it because of the love triangle: Gale, Katniss and Peeta. Who will Katniss choose? Also, it is clear that Katniss is not comfortable with the leadership of the rebellion. Will she have to defy the Capitol and the rebel government in Division 13?