This series will always have a home on my bookshelf, and I hope that one day, when my girls are old enough to read it, they'll appreciate it as much as I do. Catching Fire and Mockingjay could never match the perfect pacing and brilliant plot of The Hunger Games but they're still amazing books full of suspense, action, great characterization and thoughtful dialogue. I shall use my cake decorating skill to our advantage! You see, in order to be a successful leader, you need to be ruthless, to be willing to overlook small casualties and sacrifices for the sake of a bigger picture, the greater good. And I think that is exactly the labyrinth of war that Collins writes about. She was used and manipulated, sustaining mental and physical injuries.
Gale isn't stupid but he keeps his pony in the race because he wants to be the one she picks because he loves her. And I stand by my original comments that Katniss is one of the worst narrators in fiction. The last three pages make all the heavy, intense, painfulness of the rest of the book almost worth it, in a strange way. Prizes such as signed copies of Catching Fire and Hunger Games-themed cups were raffled. There was no declaration on her part, no acceptance or confession of her feelings.
Don't think I don't know how this might end. ولكن الرواية تدعو لعدم الأستسلام. She never wanted to change the world. I would have almost rather heard the story from a third party watching a broken Mockingjay than the emptiness with which Katniss tells her story. The plot itself, was poorly executed by Collins.
The ending is a crap shoot, and that epilogue was bullshit. I kindled it early this morning and ignored my kids for 4 hours and got through it. They pick up tunes quickly, and often spread them to other nearby mockingjays. They could even whistle the melodies of songs with multiple verses, if you had the patience to sing to them. If the rebels win, the new government will be a republic. Suzanne Collins is a genius, she is fearless and I have a great respect for the gutsiness of hers that didn't allow her to settle for an ending all wrapped up in pink paper with a perfect little bow. After two rather epic books, I expected more, these characters were worthy of more.
Katniss and the rebels learn that Peeta is alive, though he is being tortured by the Capitol in an attempt to demoralize and control Katniss. Why not let him finally prove his worth, achieve his greatness? She is enraged at this disregard for human life and an attack on the defenseless and weak. There are probably some other things that I'll update this review with once disappointment and frustration are no longer clouding my brain. As did her constant use of arrows in futuristic combat. The tour ended on November 6, 2010, in the Third Place Books store in Lake Forest Park, Washington.
But what I do not enjoy, and what I found far too much of in Mockingjay, are pointless deaths. The makeovers, speeches, and roles to play are all waiting for the girl who is supposed to be their Mockingjay. After a while, Theseus, the son of the Athenian king, decided to put an end to the Minotaur and Minos's terror, so he volunteered to join the third group of victims, ultimately killing the Minotaur and leading his companions out of the monster's Labyrinth. Others see her as the natural embodiment of the symbol. I honestly don't understand it. But the way in which Finnick dies is nonsensical. While reading this book, I felt almost as depressed as a sober Haymitch.
She experienced the worst nightmare of the world of Panem - the Hunger Games - twice. It is probably best if he is dead. Months later, Peeta and some other District 12 natives also return. In the Capitol, mockingjays have several distinctive meanings. Warning: addendum contains some spoilers.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Half the book, she's throwing herself pity parties in the closet literally! But the ending is brilliant, especially the final chapters. Perhaps the publisher gave her too tight a deadline, but this is a huge letdown regardless. The whole series is a combination of cheap thrills in which the last book is a complete mess. Then in comes the army I talked about earlier. The above are synonymous in the eyes of the Capitol. Or District 13, for that matter.