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He cannot entirely trust their answers, and yet he has to because he cannot rely on his own perception. His position is horrifying, and yet it is just a magnified version of everyone’s position in the Hunger Games—of our own … Continue reading

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The figure of the “baker,” blond, sweet Peeta, is much less intrinsically alluring than the figure of the “hunter.” Gale’s surface makes him extremely popular with readers, but the whole point of the Hunger Games is all the things going … Continue reading

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We the readers are aware that Katniss’ audience is both enthralled by her pain and gullibly sucked in by her love story. Yet all the while we know that we are Katniss’ real audience—and aren’t we enthralled by her pain … Continue reading

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Anyone who speaks Latin (gets egged by the populace for being a nerd) must have wondered from the start if Panem was a reference to the Roman people’s reported liking for bread and circuses—for instant gratification that would distract them … Continue reading

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…as we all know there are no brand-new plots under the sun: what really matters is the way you tell the stories and the passion you have for them. —The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne … Continue reading

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Ashes billow up around me, and I pull the hem of my shirt up over my mouth. It’s not wondering what I breathe in, but who, that threatens to choke me. —Suzanne Collins/Mockingjay

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Then Peeta struggles to his knees and crawls down the slope. We all crawl, since walking now seems as remarkable a feat as flying… —Suzanne Collins/Catching Fire

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The list. It still seems too small. I should try to think bigger, beyond our current situation where I am of the utmost importance, to the future where I may be worth nothing. Shouldn’t I be asking for more? For … Continue reading

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As I descend the stairs, I can’t help brushing my fingers along the unblemished white marble walls. So cold and beautiful. Even in the Capitol, there’s nothing to match the magnificence of this old building. But there is no give … Continue reading

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I slump down on the floor, my face against the door, staring uncomprehendingly at the crystal glass in my hand. Icy cold, filled with orange juice, a straw with a frilly white collar. How wrong it looks in my bloody, … Continue reading

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