It will probably take me months and a score of Georgia Nicolson diaries to get over it. Katniss is still trying to make sense of her feelings for Gale, and it is especially hard now as she worries constantly about Peeta, who was captured by the Capitol, wondering if he is alive or dead. And now that we've gotten that over with. If you're all about puppies, kittens, rainbows, unicorns, and disgustingly sweet happily-ever-afters don't bother reading this book. I had to keep reminding myself of all the horror she'd been through because although her detachment realistic, it bothered me. Mockingjay is a hauntingly-beautiful conclusion to an enjoyable, thought-provoking series.
Not because I didn't like the ending, but because I simply feel emptied out for the time being. I know Collins is capable of power. Even in some of the weaker moments of the film, she is a standout. 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. However, never let it be said that Kirkus Reviews ducks a challenge, so here goes. In this book, Gale was my favorite. There is an ending - but it is not as happy as most expected it to be.
Unlike during the games, I never doubted that he could survive on his own. Maybe it'll be a bit quieter. But, Collins also shows how we fight because of the warm arms and kind hearts of the people we love. Once again, she is a pawn in somebody's power games. Isn't that the kind of message you really want young people to be left with? Probably kids 14+ will understand the issues and not be too shocked or disturbed by the violence. They complained about the bleakness of it all, but I think that it would be totally unrealistic and superficial to tack on a happy ending.
A really great review you got here, one I can only dream of writing. The first 380 pages can kiss my ass. You just have to pay attention. It's right that they are content to be in District 12 doing as they've always done - Katniss to hunt, Peeta to bake and Haymitch to drink. Compared to my blabbering review, this is just nice.
I would have loved it if we could have had some detail from Snow and Katniss's trial and what went on in there. Hunger Games series is fast paced, thrilling, emotional and have a very good plot. On her way to District 8, Katniss learns that the rebels have control of every district except for District 2, which has always been favored by the Capitol. Katniss has the personality of a vegetable 2. But I'll admit, I was on Team Gale throughout the series, because he was strong and resilient and resourceful and caring.
Haymitch is a recovering alcoholic at the beginning of the book, but only because alcohol isn't allowed in District 13. Kids as young as 12 are picking these books up, and what are they finding? Anyways, even with my complaints I enjoyed reading the series and always rooted for Katniss Everdreen. Things happen in life that we don't like, that we suffer from, people die and who ever is left behind have to move on. But I think it's really a 3. The way Collins held up a mirror to my own apathy and opulence was a slap in the face. Nevertheless, Katniss plays along, in the hope that it will bring her close enough to the leonine Snow to assassinate him. We've talked about Roman gladiators and the torture of Christians in Roman times, about witch trails and about the holocaust, as well as torture in dictatorships and other situations.
The perfect note of sadness and sweetness, pain and healing all mixed up in a jumble. And I dont give out five stars easily. Why am I not dead? For information on challenges to the book, see. A book that comes very close to one of those pompous tomes and for that matter movies, short stories etc. The novel builds towards a final show down between the Capitol and the rebels, with Katniss struggling to balance her affection for both Peeta and Gale, with her role as the Mockingjay, and her need to rebel against authority in its many forms. This is what i think is gunna happen.
I didn't love it and I'm not sure it satisfied me, but it was a disturbing read that will stick with me. Do you give just what you got? Perhaps, reading now, I appreciate Mockingjay more because of my lower expectations. She never once in the book acknowledges all she has to live for and all the positive things she still has in her life. Unlike many characters in other books, she does not bounce back quickly from extremely traumatic effects; she is terribly affected by them instead. This book is filled with more emotion, and I liked her best in this book, even though it's a tragedy of sorts.
The 384-page book contains violence and strong emotions so younger tweens may find it disturbing. Im not necessarily talking about Snow's capture or Peetas rescue. November 25, 2014 New 2nd addendum below the 1st addendum. This is why this book has such a great effect on me. The choice in the story Ms. So many of the ideas are rehashed from the previous books, and as the series moves towards its conclusion Collins seems increasingly incapable of writing powerful dramatic scenes to resolve the tensions she has built through the trilogy.