. I don't really cry during books. I love going through that grief, feeling the torment of watching one of my beloved friends die a bloody death. Surely, there could have been another form of excitement then this? But I thought that the Katniss from the Hunger Games, the Katniss who had to keep her family alive since the age of 12, would be able to fight through and persevere. Part way through Catching Fire, I was considering that this series may even be literary, but Mockingjay spat on that. Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.
Some kind of desire to be a better person. I don't know how well that would work either. Classmates who are the smartest, strongest, most intimidating girls in the world? She was absent for at least 100 pages before her death came out of nowhere, for God's sake, so her death felt like any stranger's death. Words can't begin to express my disappointment. Later she learns that she was acquitted during her trial, and she's sent back to the ruined District 12, along with Haymitch and later Peeta.
Which is the entire point. In Mockingjay, all these traits are scrapped and we get a Katniss-clone who is angsty and bitchy and whiny wasn't Bella in Twilight bad enough? Here's seven reasons why this trilogy sucks: 1. The references to Roman times add to the depth of the novel. The best part is, her children, everyone's children for that matter, won't ever know the horrors of Reaping Day and the Hunger Games. She didn't grow and become stronger, that's what pisses me off.
And there's more to lose. And to top the list, Katniss - expected to be the rock strong Mockingjay when all of this happens around her. I'm saying I doubt, realistically, that they'd have a choice in the matter. Other times she is completely useless all-together. Like , Mockingjay took awhile for me to get into.
And I bet something bad's gunnna happen to either Katniss or Gales family, someone's gunna die obviously , and someone's gunna get held captive and they're gunna have to break into the capital and rescue them. But I mean, they're a fluke! And it's to save your people, not your boyfriend, fiancé, whatever. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Having said that the plot was interesting with some surprises in store, so if you liked the prevous two books, you will not dislike this one. The things I did like.
It seemed like Collins picked the only character she made us care about in this book on purpose. I don't really cry during books. At this point, Katniss has a serious breakdown. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. Parts of this needed to be fleshed out: details, conversations, motives.
This is something I did not understand first time around; I expected her to be strong and courageous. Mockingjays were created essentially by accident. Not like uber-happy, of course, I'm not unrealistic. True, there is no Hollywood ending where every this is made okay, but it is not a greek tragedy either, where everyone are doomed from the beginning. The world didn't start when you were born Katniss.
The unexpectedness of the series in general is one thing that I really like about it. To be part of a new and hopefully better world? I loved the first two books, this one doesn't even feel the same. I was very happy with this book and with the series for protraying class struggle, overcoming oppression, and bucking the trend for the good of society. She never wanted to change the world. After he knew I'd finished it he asked if it confused me at all. And one can have great discussions about: can one person be judge, jury and executioner? Mockingjay was a great big depressing flop.
I loved all the action of this book, it was truly amazing, but I didn't love how Katniss fell apart, and I didn't love the end. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. And from all that comes her ultimate act of defiance - after all, what did you expect from a girl whose defiance was what started the whole thing? It also portrays realistic responses to humans exposed to torture and war. If you have already read the other books, you definitely need to read the ending to the story. She goes home and lives out the rest of her days as she pleases and her mother just buggers off too, like Gale did. I am so glad I put the opinion of others aside and read with an open mind to decide for myself if it was a worthy read.