And now that we've gotten that over with. It was a fantastic novel. I have plenty of fire myself. Collins gives the reader believable characters and an electrifying plot with plenty of twists. Rescuing Peeta from Snow's brutal retribution isn't the only risky plan at play -- Katniss is also determined to assassinate Snow. I feel that Katniss, by starting that book about everyone she knew who died, was doing what my father needs to do although, as far as I know, he probably has done something similar--like I said, he doesn't ever talk about it with me.
Here they are in the middle of a war, people are dying left and right, and all they care about is filming and getting good shots and angles and putting on a pretty face! It makes sense that she published this story in three parts, but I think it could also be read as one whole. But in other cases, time actually diminishes my opinion of certain books. That's when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I've seen someone do. She can't afford to and she's never been one to sit around and obsess over how perfect Peeta's hair is or comment on his body like it's a marble statue. Back in 13, Katniss and Finnick watch another interview with Peeta, but this time she can see that he has been tortured and is hurt. But still, she wants to keep kissing him rather than continuing to do so because she has to.
And no, I don't think she settled for him. By the time I was done with Mocingjay, I wanted to run around in circles, screaming and pulling my hair out. It reminds me of that scene in Ender's Game when Ender is reminiscing about how he's just won the war as one of the greatest generals of recent history and suddenly, in the clean up effort, he's become useless because the adults don't think that the same leadership and skills it requires to lead an army, could also be useful to rebuild a world. Love, love, love this series! I felt that detachment too, but I genuinely feel that is what Suzanne Collins was hoping for. I found Katniss' decision to assassinate Coin to also be extremely surprising and brilliant and made me really think! It seems to me Katniss is an annoying character who I think became badly one dimensional. However, now that I've watched the movie, the ending is growing on me.
What the fuck happened to Katniss?! Katniss only agrees to the role if Coin will acquiesce to her demands. Then, of course, comes the inevitable centuries that's what it felt like of us hearing about her in pain and agony. I really likes how Katniss stayed kind of mental through the beginning as she realised what happened. I wasn't let down by Catching Fire though; I figured it was just a transition novel, build-up to what would undoubtedly be a mindblowing, epic conclusion in Mockingjay. The Hunger Games series was intended for young adult readers.
If you are reading this review, chances are that you're wondering if the Hunger Games trilogy lives up to the hype. Maybe he had this twisted plan -- They're all so loyal to katniss that they'll kill themselves for her cause -- that would cause katniss an impossible amount of pain. Collins has a sense of humor! Kristilyn Reading in Winter I haven't seen the first movie yet, but I have high hopes. Either that, or she is one of those authors that take a really long time to churn out a book, and even with a fair amount of warning, didn't have the time to get the book just as she wanted it. I expected this to continue in. What level of violence is justified to achieve needed change? Maybe it's because I read it when I was younger, but I didn't have any problems with Harry Potter - in fact I loved it! Sneaking out of the house to the park down the street where you and your six friends would share a single can of beer and pretend you're drunk? We can debate day and night over who that person is, but based on Katniss' words and actions throughout this series it is clear to me Peeta is the one she 'can't survive without'. With the Hunger games series, I really liked how the first two books could stand on their own.
I didn't want to follow Katniss in this story. With the help of the army that Gale brought! I've heard a little bit of mumbling about the relationship between Peeta and Katniss. She has to embolden herself, as the districts have had to embolden themselves, grab her title as MockingJay by the balls, and make her own choices, cut her own path, and shoot down those who stand in her way literally and figuratively. While reading this book, I felt almost as depressed as a sober Haymitch. Why did he go there? This review is available to non-members for a limited time.
They rescued her and now have plans for her. Not that I ever wanted Peeta to be mean or broken, but he can have heart and a backbone too. She remains haunted by the past, even twenty years later. The books are well written, especially book 3, but make them wait till they are 14+. Does their definition of you become your own? After the rebels have had time to regroup, they start to prepare for the final battle: taking down the Capitol. The capitol forces 24 children, 2 from each district to get put into an arena where they must violently fight to the death; there are 12 districts.
Katniss is a different person from the first two books. I find it amazing that people are disappointed that Katniss doesn't take a Katniss-becomes-a-superwoman-and-takes-over-the-world-while-deciding-on-which-boy-to-pick route. The first one works as a stand alone story. I think that unfulfilled wish is, at the end of the day, why I'm feeling this way right now. I'm tired of people saying Katniss settled for Peeta.
Both of those kisses are with Peeta. I was enjoying the book so much and itching to give it the 5 stars or maybe 4. Almost nothing remains of District 12. It's good, and yet not good. Hoping that in doing so she might save Peeta's life and finally put an end to President Snow's rule.
Katniss is driven mad, and Peeta is left to clean up the mess, but I suppose love will do crazy things to you. For a year, I had been anxiously waiting to read the about the adventures of the rebels, the hopefully happy ending. It is full of adventure, gore, romance, what else could you ask for? Which leads me to wondering why is this considered a book good for teens when it's so messed up? Sometimes we need a little help to pick ourselves off the floor and start again. It's interesting to bring up because I've heard the concept that Katniss doesn't deserve Peeta a lot. Katniss continues to see major parallels between District 13 and the Capitol.