Books That Burn

A book review podcast where we discuss how authors treat and traumatize their characters. Part of the Certain Point of View network.

Series 3, Episode 1: The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

January 27th, 2020

This fortnight we bring you “The Hunger Games”, book one of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. 

Topic 1: Katniss’s mother - Widowhood and depression. Begins at (0:50), CW for abandonment, parental death, hunger, depression, child caregiver, strained parent/child relationship. 

Topic 2: Katniss - Fake Relationship. Begins at (13:15), CW for possessiveness, toxic relationships. 

Topic 3: Katniss - Starvation, food defensiveness/insecurity. Begins at (25:30), CW for starvation, food hoarding, food defensiveness, descriptions of starvation, TW for descriptions of feelings of starvation, food defensive ideation. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (41:00). 


Read the transcript here

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