However. Catching Fire is a book about a lovesick girl who weeps in her tea and lives in oblivion. Obviously this girl has never met Katniss. The Katniss I know (and love!) would be disgusted by her.
The truth is that I've been spoiled by JK Rowling. The complexity of the Harry Potter characters are, to me, what makes the series so rich. How would a 14-yr-old boy, who has just seen a classmate die, respond to a distant mentor? He would be sullen and angry, obviously. And we don't have time to even get into Snape right now. JK Rowling captured human nature on paper, and no matter how many times I read her books, I am always drawn in. I've been spoiled by good books.
I'm thinking about skipping Mockingjay altogether. There is so much potential in the story line (the political landscape of the first book was just so interesting), but considering how thoroughly she dropped the ball with the sequel, I don't know if it's worth it. If Mockingjay if fabulous, speak up friends.