Sometimes I just had to close the book for a while and breathe because I needed to stop for a bit, to regroup myself so I could get through a certain part. Part of the pleasure of reading is finding them yourselves and asking yourself what the author is telling you, the reader. However, even though there is so much death in this book, most of it comes to new characters; the leader of district 13, Coin; Bogg, one of Katniss's bodyguards; mostly new or unknown characters that pass on. Also, Gale did think up the trap that ended up killing Prim. This was such a painful read, I often felt myself wanting to stab my eye out. I bought Mockingjay the first day it came out and I was preparing myself for a truly epic novel, one worthy of its predecessors.
If I was dissapointed with the second book, then I wanted to go home and cry in my pillow when i finished the third and final book of the series. The 380 pages before that, however, deserve nothing. There are a few bright spots and some good prose, but over all, I'm not taken with the book. Words can't begin to express my disappointment. Katniss is a strong character who solves her own problems and takes charge of her own life.
Another season, another embargoed Big Book. Here's the deal, my father went to Vietnam and experienced a lot of senseless violence, lost a lot of friends and acquaintances. My four-star rating despite my obvious admiration for the book is due to this. And I mean that in the best possible way. The fact that these books wrestle with these questions, while also keeping us enthralled with a gripping story, makes this series quite worthwhile for parents and teens alike. First of all, I'm getting a bit tired of reading about love triangles -- especially in novels where there's a much greater plot present.
She still lacks control over her life. I know Collins is capable of power. At the beginning, I could understand her confusion, her pain, her reluctance to be the Mockingjay. When she has that opportunity at the end of the book spoiler , she whips around and kills President Coin from district 13 instead. Not because of character's deaths or beautiful writing, but because of the entire gloomy atmosphere. Only the Gamemakers have changed.
What were you doing when you were 16? They've taken a character that could have been a leader and turned her into a self absorbed fool. The book is very well written. She is brave, important, bossy, skillful, intelligent, logical, swift, humorous, thoughtful, caring, independent and sympathetic. Following this, Scholastic printed an additional 400,000 copies, bringing the initial print run up to 1. She is with a husband partner? Imagine the cruelest form of a dictatorship you can think of, randomly selecting two young and innocent children per state from their families and friends. The only area that escaped incineration was the Victors Village.
The book sold 450,000 copies in the first week of release, exceeding the publisher's expectations. Even though this book is a far departure from the first two books, I believe that Suzanne saved her own series. The choice in the story Ms. And thats only for a. They are creating videos of their rebellious actions and uprisings and televising them as well for more supporters. Sure, in a way she always knew, especially when crazy Peeta was sent to do propos with them, but Katniss might not have done anything about it.
She decides on her own to try to infiltrate the Capitol and kill Snow. Or perhaps my expectations are unrealistic considering all of the military history I have read. Prim's death, the specific way she died, is the only way Katniss was able to see and understand how truly evil President Coin was. As interesting as the book was to read I just could not give it 5 stars simply for the confusion of so many of the scenes. But as I kept reading, I realized. But Katniss isn't the only one I'd keep to do my bidding.
That cannot be how she ended it! This book was a fucking slog. I was just thankful that I decided to be grown-up and not wait until midnight to get this book and then stay up all night reading it. No Katniss, the people who dropped the bombs brought it on them. The main characters were very well written. 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. Katniss choose Peeta because she wanted him.