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While we impatiently wait for The Hunger Games to be released, we continue with our highly-popular, Community Re-Read!
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, I’ll post a breakdown for each chapter in the book, counting down the days until the official release of the film on March, 23rd. Let’s get started, dig out your copy of The Hunger Games, read the chapters together with us, and discuss anything you may find of interest that you might have missed the first time around.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
Today’s re-read will be led by our intern, Mayra
Pg. 162 Obviously, the noble boy on the rooftop was playing just one more game with me. But this will be his last. I will eagerly watch the night skies for signs of his death, if I don’t kill him first myself.
*Any sort of trust Katniss had in Peeta is certainly gone after she finds out he’s with the Careers. Now she doesn’t trust him and even wants him dead as soon as possible. She’s even willing to kill him if it has to come down to that.
Pg. 165 Certainly Peeta has thrown a wrench into our star-crossed lover dynamic. Or has he? Maybe, since he hasn’t spoken much about me, we can still get some mileage out of it. Maybe people will think it’s something we plotted together if I seem like it amuses me now.
*Though Katniss is angry that Peeta has joined the Careers she certainly won’t let it affect her odds. Instead, she tries to work it to her advantage in order to get more sponsors or increase her odds.
Pg. 169 Maybe he’s sending you a message, it says. A message. Saying what? Then I know. There’s only one good reason Haymitch could be withholding water from me. Because he knows I’ve almost found it.
*It is obvious that Haymitch and Katniss are very similar. Katniss can figure out what he wants her to do if she just stops for a minute to think. Their way of thinking is parallel, which gives Katniss an advantage in the Games.
Pg. 171 A few hours later, the stampede of feet shakes me from slumber. I look around in bewilderment. It’s not yet dawn, but my stinging eyes can see it.
It would be hard to miss the wall of fire descending on me.
*The wall of fire was designed to get the tributes together in order to make things more entertaining for the Capitol.
Overall Review: In this chapter Katniss finally spends her first day in the arena. After everything that happened (like the bloodbath, running non-stop and finding out that Peeta was with the Careers) she’s finally realizing that she really is all alone. She has no one to lean on in this fight for her life. Not that she wants an alliance anyway because she doesn’t want it to come down between herself and someone she cares about. Also, in this chapter one of the Gamemaker’s tricks was shown: the wall of fire.
When I first read this chapter, I’m not going to lie, I could mainly think about Peeta and the reasons that drove him to an alliance with the Careers. The Careers aren’t exactly respected anywhere else other than their own Districts and yet Peeta decided to join them. I kept thinking it was a survival technique. Also, I was amaze by the way that Katniss can figure out why Haymitch wouldn’t get her water. If I were in her shoes I would’ve probably just thought he was drunk. However, she understood it was because he knew she was near water.
What did you think were Peeta’s reasons to join the Careers? What did you think of the wall of fire? Do you think it’s a fair way to get all the tributes together in order to see another bloodbath? And what did you think of Katniss’ survival skills? She’s definitely learned a lot from years of hunting!
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