The following thoughts are my own. This is a reprint from my post on YA Audiobook Addict's blog:
...Apples and Oranges, on the surface only. Both Bella and Katniss are self-sufficient and capable of supporting themselves and their families. Both grow to find inner and outer strength that they didn't know existed. Both fight to free their families from unjust dictators (Vulturi and Capital). The comparison has to take into account the entire saga, not just the first book, as the ladies grow and mature at different rates over time.