Books That Burn

A book review podcast where we discuss how authors treat and traumatize their characters.

Series 3, Episode 2: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

February 10th, 2020

This fortnight we bring you “Catching Fire”, book two of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. 

Topic 1: Cinna. Begins at (0:50), CW for physical violence. 

Topic 2: Katniss - "Hollywood" PTSD. Begins at (12:55), CW for mention of decapitation, blood, descriptions of violent scenes, PTSD, flashbacks, nightmares. 

Topic 3: Katniss - Self-Sacrifice. Begins at (29:20), CW for suicide, suicidal ideation, gaslighting, mention of death, objectification, dismissal of agency. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (40:30). 

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