Well, in an attempt to ease some of my bitterness at having to work on Presidents' Day, I've decided to reinstate the countdown.
- 4 weeks until Spring Break
"No! We can't go back into the arena. Come on, Katniss, escape, revolt, go light stuff on fire with Gale. No!" and "The watch! Katniss, you saw the watch-with the bird, hello? Doh!"
We get a few clues that Katniss doesn't understand the significance of, which can be a tad frustrating. But, the thing is, Junkies, even though I shouted at the book and rolled my eyes a few times at Katniss's obliviousness, Collins knows what she's doing.
While The Hunger Games was full of physical suspense--is she going to die? who is she going to kill? Can she save Peeta?
Catching Fire is all about emotional suspense--what will she do? When will she figure it out? Who does she love? Why won't Haymitch throw her a bone?