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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Hunger Games and Catching Fire: Reread

*Warning: This post contains mild spoilers for these books, if you haven't read them yet then I recommend you don't read this*

So, I reread both of these over the weekend. Wow. I can't believe how much of Catching Fire I forgot! It was a lot. I basically remembered all of The Hunger Games though, since this is my third time rereading it, not my second.

There are so many emotions in these books that I forgot about. Katniss's conflicted feeling, her desperation, her strength. I forgot other things too, how much happens before the games actually start in both of them, how big a part Cinna plays, what happens to Peeta at the end of Catching Fire. 
I also forgot how superb the writing is. I was hanging on to every word. Suzanne Collins has the thing where she makes you never want to stop reading. She gives you enough information to keep you from dying, but not enough that you're satisfied. And those cliffhangers, the ones at the end of chapters and the end of the books, are so killer! If you're planning on stopping at the end of a chapter, you might as well forget it because it's definitely not happening!
I was previously Team Peeta, but no I'm Team Katniss. There is definitely not enough information on her feelings to choose a clear winner, and I trust Suzanne Collins to do it right!

I'm so, so excited for Mockingjay to come out tomorrow! TOMORROW! Although I probably won't get it until around Friday because I pre-ordered it. I'm a little apprehensive though. Who knows what could happen? All that I have to say is, Peeta better not die!


  1. I agree, I forgot a lot of what happened, especially in Catching Fire! I really enjoyed reading it again because there was so much I'd forgotten. Nice post!

  2. I didn't read this post because I haven't started The Hunger Games yet. It's going to be crazy tomorrow when the new book comes out! There will be reviews all over! Have fun reading it!

  3. <3 the Hunger Games! needs to read Catching Fire asap!


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