It occurred to me today that The Hunger Games trilogy makes a lot more sense considered thusly…
The Hunger Games – A true account of Katniss and Peeta’s participation and eventual victory in the 74th Hunger Games.
Catching Fire – A broadly true account of the run up to the 75th Hunger Games, followed by a confused and self serving fantasy in which Katniss recounts the fabricated story of an uprising, her escape and Peeta’s capture – rather than the true story in which she saved her own skin and won the games by cold-bloodedly killing Peeta.
Mockingjay – Katniss’s Mary-Sue fantasy about leading the rebellion, rescuing Peeta and overthrowing President Snow. Written while she sits alone in her house in the Victor’s Village of District 12.
Think about it. It all makes sense!