It’s here! Our first discussion post for the Summer of Hunger Games! Now, this post is purely for parts 1 and 2 of Hunger Games, so please stick to those plot points – we won’t be approving comments that contain spoilers for the rest of the series. So rest easy first timers, this is a safe place. Remember, on the right hand side of this post you’ll see Book Talk’s own WORDS WE LIVE BY – so please, keep it friendly and fun 🙂 Let the games begin!
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Warning! There are spoilers here for parts 1 and 2 of Hunger Games! Click on the ‘continue reading’ link to read some of our thoughts on the book so far and comment with some of your own!
Alright, tributes, we are two parts into Hunger Games for Summer of Hunger Games and Katniss has just called Peeta’s name. Chills, shivers, goosebumps, whatever you call it, there is a visceral reaction to the end of part two. Katniss has changed.
Trevor and I were chatting while finishing up Part two, maybe you all can weigh in on the conversation:
Trevor: I never noticed this but Katniss does not directly kill anyone for most of the first two parts –
Me: Well, I think she needs to be that way- we have to get to know her as an innocent.
Trevor: I guess, but it is one of those things I just never noticed, you know? She is presented as the “hunter.”
Me: The compassionate hunter though –
Trevor: True, but Peeta is presented as innocent and he kills before she does.
Me: I think we’re supposed to believe in her goodness. Peeta is an innocent, and kind of presented as one in a way – but at the same time, he’s not. Because we’re seeing him through Katniss’ eyes. So we don’t know what is real and what isn’t real with him.
Trevor: Well – either way, chapter eighteen was intense.
What do you guys think? Go on! Let’s hear it!
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