GoodSam wrote:I was surprised to see someone else found it as angering as I did. I threw the book down and yelled at it a couple of times. I hate stories where decent people get manipulated into doing terrible things.
Yes, it's the kind of thing Tolkien knew full well could happen, but chose not to dwell on. And very much a Voldermort technique, as well.
Am now about a third of the way through book three.
I remain almost floored at how uncommonly like Frodo Peeta is. I think a lot of my favourite stories have someone who inspires me to be better than I am, who I'd aspire to be like but fear I could not measure up to. I think Peeta is what redeems the series for me. And what Peeta inspires Katniss to be.