ext_26861 ([identity profile] abby82.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] crack_van2014-01-15 11:31 pm
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Never Going Back Again by Abagail Snow [Mature]

Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark (Everlark)
Length: 25,798 words
Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Author on AO3 | Author on FFN | Author on Tumblr
Why this must be read: There's a class war brewing between the Haves and Have-Nots in the town of Panem and Katniss Everdeen has found herself in the middle of it. This story haunts me. Modern day AU Hunger Games fic is a popular genre in the fandom and when I think of modern day Hunger Games fic this is the one I hold as the gold standard. There's a powerful social and economic commentary throughout the series that takes what author Suzanne Collins hit upon in her trilogy and takes it to the next level. It's highly complex and well though out story that deserves a wider audience.  There's a WIP sequel that is oh so good as well.

"There's more," he says ominously.

"More?" I ask.

"It isn't good," he says, as if my poorly concealed anxiety hadn't already indicated the obvious. "Snow's after you." I nearly choke with laughter. Most powerful man in the town of Panem has decided to take on some poor little convict? "It's a campaign year and Snow's got some plans for the community. He wants to incorporate Panem. Turn it into a city."

"What does that have to do with me?" I ask.

"More than you think," says Haymitch. "Incorporating means more specific regulations, additional taxes, private services, Panem's own police department, expensive street lights and pretty little sidewalks." I'm still not following and Haymitch seems to recognize that. "Snow's driving out the lower class."

"He can't do that!" I say. "Isn't that something that's voted upon? Who would pass it?"

Never Going Back Again by Abagail Snow
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