Time for a reread.
Since there’s barely a month left before the movie is released, I think that it is timely for a reread of The Hunger Games trilogy. Since I am also deprived of reading fictional books, I would make use of our four-day break to finish all three books. I’m a quarter of the way with the first book and I must say, though I have read it twice before, I still am enjoying every bit of the dystopian scene.
Same as my first time reading it, I don’t really get why people are fighting over Team Gale and Team Peeta. I think that it was very clear from the beginning that Katniss only sees Gale as a very trusted friend. It was obvious from the start that Peeta would be the one filling in the romantic department of Katniss’ life.
Aside from this, I also still feel repulsed by the Hunger Games itself. I think that it mirrors the society that we live in today, although not exactly in that way. People are turning a blind eye to every misdemeanor and grave issue of the world. Instead of doing something, all we do is watch and enjoy how other people suffer. We just stand in the sidelines, safe and never wanting to be involved in changing the disrupted world. Our fear becomes our own enemy. We are too afraid to try anything to make this world a better place.
I think this is the best part about the book. It shows people how to be brave and stand up against the wrongs, even though everybody seems fine with it. Katniss is the one person that was able to ignore her personal safety in order to help thousands of others. She became their strength and model. And as ever, this is the reason why I love the series so much.