The end! It’s the end! The book is over. Sigh. A few themes: The rest of the book. Katniss’s 100-percent reversal of her attitude toward Peeta in light of the new rule, even though (she thought) he’d been trying to kill her before and he had been aligned with the Careers–would you be able to forgive that fast, and would the circumstances of the Games influence that?; the number of tributes Katniss personally killed, and why, and what that means; the influence her defiance might have on the Districts, and whether Snow’s proposed solution could really undo that; and the fact that after all this she still can’t relax and how much that sucks for her OH MY GOD COME ON SNOW JUST LET HER HAVE HER MOMENT. And of course the degree to which she was pretending vs. the degree to which she actually has romantic feelings toward Peeta vs. the degree to which she had feelings of trust and friendship toward Peeta–and whether there’s a whole lot of difference. Ready, go.
(I think we’re pretty done for Hunger Games spoilers, but if you have spoilers for Catching Fire or Mockingjay, leave them in comments to the original post and link to them here using just the names of the characters involved. If we end up discussing those books, they will be best unspoiled.)
Next up: If anyone’s up for Catching Fire, I am. I’m going to take a week off and set the first discussion for the week after next, Saturday, June 9, with Part I, chapters 1-9. If you’d rather have a longer break than that, let me know, and we can push it back. Thanks for playing, y’all. This has been fun.