Tuesday, March 30, 2010
10. CATCHING FIRE
Suzanne Collins 2009
In this second book of the Hunger game series, Katniss has to fight her way out of the Capitol's intense desire to punish her severely. Her seemingly defiant behavior has now started a rebellion of the twelve districts of Penam against the Capitol.
"Every person in the crowd presses the three middle fingers of their left hand against their lips and extends them to me. It's our sign from District 12, the last good-bye I gave Rue in the arena."
"In that one slight motion, I see the end of hope, the beginning of the destruction of everything I hold dear in the world. I can't guess what form my punishment will take, how wide the net will be cast, but when it is finished, there will most likely be nothing left."
"I'm filled with awe, as I always am, as I watch her transform from a woman who calls me to kill a spider to a woman immune to fear. When a sick or dying person is brought to her... this is the only time I think my mother knows who she is."
"Now a new kind of confidence is lighting up inside of me, because I think I finally know who Haymitch is. And I'm beginning to know who I am. And surely, two people who have caused the Capitol so much trouble can think of a way to get Peeta home alive."
"Then I step away quickly to watch the reaction on the Gamemakers' faces as they read the name on the dummy."
"But I'm not naked. I'm in a dress of the exact design of my wedding dress, only it's the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that's when I see myself on the television screen."